Retail Sales and Use Tax; clarifies amount of revenue authorized tourism project is entitled. (HB581)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authorized tourism project; sales and use tax revenues.  Clarifies that the amount of revenue to which the authorized tourism project is entitled is equal to the amount of revenue generated by a one percent sales and use tax on transactions taking place on the premises of the project.

  Amends § 58.1-3851.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/10/2012 Committee
  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103724D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01/20/2012 Assigned Finance sub: #1
  • 01/21/2012 Impact statement from TAX (HB581)
  • 02/01/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2012 Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2012 Read first time
  • 02/08/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/09/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/09/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 02/14/2012 Impact statement from TAX (HB581)
  • 02/15/2012 Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2012 Read third time
  • 02/17/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/21/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB581ER)
  • 02/21/2012 Impact statement from TAX (HB581ER)
  • 02/21/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/22/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/06/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 73 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/06/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0073)


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 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB414.