Income tax, local; City of Portsmouth authorized to levy to generate revenue for transportation. (SB1313)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local income tax. Adds the City of Portsmouth to the list of localities authorized to impose a local income tax to generate revenue to be used for transportation purposes. The bill also removes the requirement that the local income tax be approved by a referendum and repeals the five-year sunset on the local income tax. Amends § 58.1-540, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/17/2013 Presented and ordered printed 13103316D
  • 01/17/2013 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01/22/2013 Impact statement from TAX (SB1313)
  • 01/31/2013 Reported from Finance (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/05/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Passed Senate (28-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/11/2013 Read first time
  • 02/11/2013 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 02/11/2013 Assigned Finance sub: #2
  • 02/12/2013 Impact statement from TAX (SB1313)
  • 02/13/2013 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 3-N)
  • 02/18/2013 Left in Finance


This bill mentions Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Loudoun.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.