Real estate tax; exemption for disabled veterans. (SB22)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans.  Provides that the real property tax exemption for veterans whose disability rating occurs after January 1, 2011, begins on the date of the rating. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103039D
12/28/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB22)
01/18/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Read second time
01/20/2012Reading of amendment waived
01/20/2012Committee amendment agreed to
01/20/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB22E
01/20/2012Printed as engrossed 12103039D-E
01/23/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB22E)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2012Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/15/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read second time
02/22/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB22
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2012Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/22/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB22ER)
02/29/2012Signed by President
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB22ER)
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB22ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 806 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)


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.


Gregg writes:

What about the rest of the disabled veterans? Virginia is one of the least veteran friendly states. Twenty three other states do not charge veterans any state income tax whatsoever. Virginia is in the the small minority of 10 states that tax veteran's income. Politicians please stop calling this the most military & veteran friendly state...its not.

Gregg J writes:

Let’s get some support for all disabled veterans. Making a distinction between 100% disabled and all other disabled veterans is short sighted. Property taxes should correlate to the disability rating. For example 50% disability rating means 50% of property taxes are forgiven. Doing the right thing should not take much effort. Who deserves support more than those veterans that gave so much?