Real property tax; exemption for elderly and disabled. (HB408)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), and Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax exemption for the elderly and disabled.  Provides more flexibility to localities in determining the income and financial worth of the elderly and disabled, for those localities that choose to have caps on income and financial worth in establishing eligibility for the real property tax exemption. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101490D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2012Assigned Finance sub: #1
01/21/2012Impact statement from TAX (HB408)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2012Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read first time
02/08/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/20/2012Impact statement from TAX (HB408)
02/21/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2012Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Placed on Calendar
02/27/2012Passed by for the day
02/28/2012Passed by for the day
02/29/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB408ER)
03/05/2012Impact statement from TAX (HB408ER)
03/05/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Signed by President
03/21/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 299 (effective 7/1/12)
03/21/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.