Constitutional amendment; localities to establish either income or financial worth limitations. (SB547)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); property exempt from taxation.  Provides for a referendum at the November 2010 election on the approval of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to property exempt from taxation. The proposed amendment allows the General Assembly to authorize localities to establish their own income or financial worth limitations for purposes of granting property tax relief for homeowners not less than 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled. The Constitution presently requires a showing that the homeowners granted property tax relief bear an extraordinary tax burden on the property in relation to their income or financial worth as provided by the General Assembly by state law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102565D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB547)
01/25/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
01/26/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2010Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/22/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read second time
03/02/2010Read third time
03/02/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB547ER)
03/10/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
03/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB547ER)
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective - see bill)
04/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0678)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB16.