Real property tax; boards of equalization. (HB1598)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; boards of equalization. Modifies several provisions governing boards of equalization including (i) adding new qualifications for membership of certain boards; (ii) authorizing boards to receive complaints electronically as long as taxpayers may also file complaints on paper forms; (iii) prohibiting a board to deny relief based on a lack of information from the taxpayer as long as certain specified information is provided; (iv) providing procedures by which a taxpayer may appoint a representative; and (v) providing procedures to be followed before a board may increase assessments on certain types of property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101346D
01/06/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2013Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/20/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1598)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104648D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104648D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1598H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/11/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1598H1)
02/13/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1598ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1598ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 197 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)


This bill mentions Virginia Beach.


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 55 seconds.