Transient occupancy tax; Counties of Brunswick and Washington authorized to impose. (SB984)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient Occupancy Tax; Brunswick County. Adds Brunswick County to those localities authorized to impose a transient occupancy tax not to exceed five percent, with any excess over two percent to be spent solely on tourism. Under current law, any county may impose a transient occupancy tax not to exceed two percent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103206D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB984)
01/18/2011Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2011Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/08/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB984)
02/09/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 1-N)
02/14/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105280D-H1
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Passed by for the day
02/17/2011Passed by for the day
02/18/2011Passed by for the day
02/21/2011Passed by for the day
02/22/2011Passed by for the day
02/23/2011Passed by for the day
02/24/2011Passed by temporarily
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105280D-H1
02/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB984H1
02/24/2011Defeated by House (65-Y 28-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: DEFEATED (65-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/201167 affirmative votes needed for passage
02/24/2011Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute (68-Y 25-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (68-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105280D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB984ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB984ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 606 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0606)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.