Personal property tax, tangible; computer equipment & peripherals used in data centers, definition. (HB1699)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tangible personal property tax; computer equipment and peripherals used in data centers. Creates a separate classification, for purposes of permitting localities to set a lower personal property tax rate, on computer equipment and peripherals used in a data center. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103530D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1699)
01/14/2013Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1699E
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13103530D-E
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (95-Y 5-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1699E)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1699ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1699ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 271 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0271)


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.