Bedford, City of, reversion; taxation of real property that becomes part of Bedford County. (HB1756)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


City of Bedford reversion; taxation of real property that becomes part of Bedford County. Requires Bedford County to impose real property taxes on property that becomes part of the County as a result of the reversion of the City of Bedford to town status. The property is to be taxed for a short tax year running from the date of the reversion, July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The bill permits property owners to apply for taxation on the basis of use assessment. The bill declares an emergency exists and it is effective upon passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13102245D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/17/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1756)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13103987D-H1
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13103987D-H1
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1756H1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/05/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1756H1)
02/12/2013Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/15/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2013Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1756ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB1756ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 342 (effective 3/14/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0342)


This bill mentions Bedford, City of Bedford, Bedford.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.