Personal property tax; advertising signs. (SB1236)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Personal property tax; advertising signs. Specifies that outdoor advertising signs are included in the class of tangible personal property used in a trade or business, and requires localities to tax such signs as personal property, not as real property. The bill also prohibits such signs or income generated by such signs to be considered in assessing the value of real property. The bill states that an emergency exists and it is in force from its passage. The bill applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13101715D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB1236)
01/23/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13104422D-S1
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104422D-S1
01/25/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1236S1
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB1236S1)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/04/2013Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2013Reported from Finance (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read second time
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1236ER)
02/19/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB1236ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 3/20/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0652)


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 40 seconds.