Motor vehicles, certain; raises amount localities may charge for an annual license tax upon owners. (HB878)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


License taxes on certain motor vehicles.  Raises from $100 to $500 the amount localities may charge for an annual license tax upon the owners of motor vehicles that do not display current license plates and are not exempted from the requirements of displaying such license plates.


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103887D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12105247D-H1
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105247D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB878H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N 1-A)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 11-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2012Reported from Local Government (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Passed by for the day
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Passed by for the day
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Reading of amendments waived
03/06/2012Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
03/06/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/06/2012Passed Senate with amendments (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Placed on Calendar
03/08/2012Senate insisted on amendment (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 96-N)
03/08/2012VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Senate insisted on amendments (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2012House acceded to request
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Sickles, Iaquinto, Hodges
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Smith, Stanley, Ruff
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (72-Y 17-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (72-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106183D-H2
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB878ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2012Governor's veto overridden (64-Y 31-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (64-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Passed in enrolled form rejected (21-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Requires 27 affirmative votes for passage in enrolled form
04/18/2012Senate sustained Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 22 minutes.