Land preservation tax credits; Budget Bill to include an appropriation for land preservation, etc. (HB1398)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land preservation tax credit; unissued tax credits. Provides that, beginning with calendar year 2013, if the maximum amount of land preservation tax credits have not been issued by the Department of Taxation for the calendar year, then the Comptroller would distribute from the general fund an amount equal to 80 percent of the unissued credits to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund, an amount equal to 10 percent to the Civil War Site Preservation Fund, and an amount equal to 10 percent to the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund. For purposes of the distributions, the Department would provide a written certificate of the amount of the unissued tax credits to the Comptroller by March 15 of the following calendar year, and the Comptroller would make the distributions within 60 days of receiving the certificate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101774D
12/17/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2013Assigned Finance sub: #3
01/17/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1398)
01/18/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1398)
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104096D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104096D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1398H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (90-Y 10-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1398H1)
02/09/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1398H1)
02/12/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Committee substitute printed 13105114D-S1
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105114D-S1
02/14/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1398S1
02/14/2013Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Placed on Calendar
02/18/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105114D-S1 (84-Y 15-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1398ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1398ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013House rejected Governor's recommendation #'s 1 and 3 (2-Y 97-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 2, 4 and 5 (85-Y 14-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendations #2, #4, #5 (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/03/2013Communicated to Governor
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1398ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
05/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/13)
05/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/13)
05/03/2013Bill became law, Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/13)
05/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)


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 9 minutes.