Tax restructuring; elimination of BPOL, Machinery and Tool, etc., Taxes. (HJ755)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg) with support from 35 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Tax restructuring; report. Directs the Virginia Small Business Commission and Virginia Manufacturing Development Commission to evaluate and develop a plan for implementing tax restructuring to eliminate the BPOL, Machinery and Tool, and Merchants%92 Capital Taxes. Read the Bill »


02/14/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103863D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2013Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104396D-H1
01/25/2013Taken up
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104396D-H1
01/25/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ755H1
01/25/2013Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Reading waived
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/14/2013Passed by indefinitely in Rules with letter


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 35 seconds.