Transient occupancy tax; extends sunset date provision for additional tax in Arlington County. (SB980)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Arlington County.  Extends the sunset date for the additional transient occupancy tax in Arlington County from January 1, 2012, to January 1, 2015. Current law requires that the revenues from the tax be designated and spent for promoting tourism and business travel in the county. Amends § 58.1-3822, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/11/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102335D
  • 01/11/2011 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01/14/2011 Impact statement from TAX (SB980)
  • 01/19/2011 Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/20/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2011 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/24/2011 Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/07/2011 Read first time
  • 02/07/2011 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 02/08/2011 Assigned Finance sub: #2
  • 02/08/2011 Impact statement from TAX (SB980)
  • 02/09/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
  • 02/14/2011 Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2011 Read second time
  • 02/16/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/17/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/18/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/21/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/22/2011 Read third time
  • 02/22/2011 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/22/2011 Amendment by Delegate Albo withdrawn
  • 02/22/2011 Defeated by House (42-Y 54-N)
  • 02/22/2011 VOTE: DEFEATED (42-Y 54-N) (see vote tally)


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 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1513.