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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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