Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes certain computer equipment and enabling software. (SB112)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; certain computer equipment and enabling software.  Expands the sales and use tax exemption for the purchase or lease of computer equipment or enabling software by data centers by extending it to tenants of the centers, and by including jobs created not only by the data center operator but also by the tenants of the data center in collectively meeting the level of new jobs required for eligibility for the exemption. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103812D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/28/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB112)
02/01/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12104961D-S1
02/01/2012Incorporates SB232
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104961D-S1
02/03/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB112S1
02/06/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2012Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/14/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB112S1)
02/15/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Committee substitute printed 12105467D-H1
02/21/2012Read second time
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105467D-H1
02/22/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB112H1
02/22/2012Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012House insisted on substitute
02/27/2012House requested conference committee
02/28/2012Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2012Senators: McDougle, Herring, Vogel
02/29/2012Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2012Delegates: Comstock, Landes, Keam
03/05/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Conference substitute printed 12105853D-S2
03/05/2012Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/05/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB112ER)
03/08/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB112ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB216 and SB232.