Auditor of Public Accounts; required to review collection, etc., of local retail sales & use tax. (SB1271)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Auditor of Public Accounts to review distribution of local retail sales and use tax.  Requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to review each year the collection and distribution of the retail sales and use tax, with a focus on the collection and distribution of local retail sales and use taxes. Beginning with fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Auditor would recommend annual benchmarks for evaluating the effectiveness of the Department of Taxation in collecting and distributing the local retail sales and use tax. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103729D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB1271)
01/19/2011Reported from Finance with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1271E
01/21/2011Printed as engrossed 11103729D-E
01/24/2011Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB1271E)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/09/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/14/2011Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1271ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB1271ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 614 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0614)


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 40 seconds.