Transportation; creates additional revenue by increasing motor vehicle sales & use and rental taxes. (SB1242)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Revenues of the Commonwealth; transportation funding.  Creates additional sources of revenue for transportation by increasing the motor vehicle sales and use tax by one-half percent and the motor vehicle rental tax by one percent and by imposing a five percent tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. The new revenue sources will be directed to the Rail Enhancement Fund, the Transportation Trust Fund, and the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund for transportation projects and needs of the Commonwealth and to certain priority transportation projects, as designated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The bill would also eliminate the one-half percent sales tax on food currently going to the Transportation Trust Fund and would raise the allowed credit for low-income taxpayers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101285D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1242)
02/08/2011Left in Finance