Transient occupancy tax; adds Counties of Madison, etc., to list of localities that may impose. (HB1452)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Madison County.  Adds Madison County to the list of counties that may impose a transient occupancy tax rate up to three percent in addition to the two percent rate available to all counties (a total maximum tax rate of five percent). All revenue from the additional three percent rate shall be used solely for travel and tourism. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/22/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100547D
11/22/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/19/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB1452)
01/19/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Committee substitute printed 11104581D-H1
01/24/2011Incorporates HB1634
01/24/2011Incorporates HB 1467
01/24/2011Incorporates HB1711
01/25/2011Read first time
01/26/2011Read second time
01/26/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104581D-H1
01/26/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1452H1
01/27/2011Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
01/27/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB1452H1)
02/08/2011Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Passed by for the day
02/11/2011Passed by for the day
02/14/2011Passed by for the day
02/15/2011Passed by for the day
02/16/2011Passed by for the day
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/17/2011Amendment by Senator Saslaw agreed to (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Motion to recommit to committee rejected (14-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Passed by for the day
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2011Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Placed on Calendar
02/22/2011Senate amendment rejected by House (9-Y 88-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: REJECTED (9-Y 88-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Senate insisted on amendment (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2011House acceded to request
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: Saslaw, Hanger, Miller, Y.B.
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Scott, E.T., Orrock, Lewis
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (82-Y 14-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1452ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB1452ER)
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 385 (effective 7/1/11)
03/23/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 32 minutes.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill has been loaded down with amendments by Senate Democrats to turn it into a partisan weapon against Republicans. As it's now amended, it'd prohibit a couple of dozen of Republican-leaning municipalities (including Virginia Beach) from collecting taxes on hotel rooms. But the House of Delegates is just going to strip out that amendments, so it's not clear (at least to me) what the purpose of this was.

robert legge writes:

The purpose is to try to embarrass the Republicans by showing them taking out the Democratic tax-cutting proposal. This kind of shenanigans will only lead to Republicans doing the same thing to the Democrats. This is childish behavior.

robert legge writes:

On Tuesday, the House by an 88-9 vote rejected the bill with the Senate amendments. Guess the outcome of this bill depends on who will blink first.

robert legge writes:

Today it says that the Senate insisted on the amendment and voted again and it appears more Republicans joined the Dems in voting in favor of the ban on lodging taxes in selected cities. Is this kind of stuff common in legislatures? Only a few days left. Are there any adults down there?

Ronald James writes:

wheres waldo?!?!?

robert legge writes:

It took a 6-person conference committee (just adding a few counties to the TOT list!!!!), but the children finally settled their differences and managed to get this done on the next to last day.