License taxes; allows localities to impose on certain motor vehicles, temporary exemption. (HB1990)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


License taxes on certain motor vehicles. Allows localities to impose a license tax, not to exceed $250 annually, upon resident owners of motor vehicles that do not display license plates issued by the Commonwealth and that are not exempt from the requirements of displaying such license plates. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102234D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104752D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104752D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1990H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (87-Y 10-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2013Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1990ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 347 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0347)


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.


Gregg writes:

How about people that transfer from another state? If a vehicle is registered for a year in North Carolina and then is transferred to Virginia four months later, the vehicle should not require Virginia registration until the NC registration expires. This is nothing but double taxing citizens...time for a new tea party in the cheaspeake bay.