Motor vehicle sales and use tax; exemption to include certain four-wheel plug-in electric vehicles. (SB1086)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle sales and use tax; exemptions. Exempts from the motor vehicle sales and use tax certain four-wheel plug-in electric vehicles rated at 8,500 pounds unloaded gross vehicle weight or less and having a maximum speed capability of at least 55 miles per hour. The exemption would be limited to 10 vehicles owned by a business and one vehicle owned by an individual. The exemption would expire beginning July 1, 2014.

The bill also includes clarifying amendments in regard to other sales tax exemptions. Amends § 58.1-2401, § 58.1-2402, § 58.1-2403, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101301D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1086)
02/02/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104984D-S1
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104984D-S1
02/04/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1086S1
02/07/2011Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2011Assigned Finance sub: #3
02/11/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105277D-H1
02/15/2011Read second time
02/15/2011Motion to refer to committee agreed to (58-Y 38-N)
02/15/2011VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (58-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/22/2011Left in Appropriations


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 36 seconds.