Transient occupancy tax; authorizes Roanoke County to impose. (SB103)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Roanoke County.  Authorizes Roanoke County to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed seven percent. Under its charter, Roanoke County currently is authorized to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed five percent. The additional revenues generated shall be used solely for advertising the Roanoke metropolitan area as an overnight tourist destination by members of the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103640D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB103)
01/24/2012Reported from Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2012Passed by for the day
01/30/2012Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-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 (SB103)
02/22/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
02/27/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read second time
02/29/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB103H1
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/29/2012Passed House with amendment (74-Y 23-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB103ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB103ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/22/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 340 (effective 7/1/12)
03/22/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)


This bill mentions Roanoke.


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 2 minutes.