Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects. (HB2285)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects.  Authorizes a locality that has established a tourism zone and adopted, by ordinance, a tourism plan to enter into an agreement with an authorized tourism project that would entitle the tourism project to one percent of the sales tax revenues generated on the premises of the project. The revenues must be used for debt service, and must be matched by the tourism project. If the locality has not adopted a tourism plan, it may, by ordinance, enter into a similar agreement to return one percent of local sales tax revenues to the project. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102731D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/29/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2285)
01/31/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104855D-H1
02/04/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104855D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2285H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (72-Y 26-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2285H1)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Committee substitute printed 11105241D-S1
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105241D-S1
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2285S1
02/16/2011Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Placed on Calendar
02/16/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105241D-S1 (68-Y 22-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (68-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2285ER)
02/22/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/02/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2285ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (82-Y 16-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB2285ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 814 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1193.


stephen writes:

Sounds like a good way to not have to pay taxes or bills.

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