Constitutional amendment; imposition of taxes and fees by General Assembly or local governing body. (HJ539)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); imposition of taxes and fees.  Requires that any bill or ordinance passed by the General Assembly or a local governing body creating, imposing, or increasing a tax, license, fee, or any other charge pass by a three-fifths majority vote of elected members. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100495D
12/07/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Taken up
02/01/2011Engrossed by House
02/01/2011Agreed to by House (52-Y 44-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (52-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Reading waived
02/02/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
02/22/2011Left in Privileges and Elections


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 6 minutes.