Property tax exemption; adds Historic Pocahontas, Inc. to list of organizations. (SB817)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Property exempt from taxation by designation. Adds Historic Pocahontas, Inc., to the list of organizations whose property is exempt from taxation, so long as the corporation continues to be organized and operated not for profit. Read the Bill »


01/16/2013: passed committee


12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100858D
12/27/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB817)
01/16/2013Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Passed by for the day
01/21/2013Stricken from Senate calendar (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Norfolk, Williamsburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Arlington, Clarke.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Legislative services told Sen. Puckett that this bill would not accomplish what it's intended to accomplish, so the he asked that the bill be stricken. (Based on the patron's comments before the Senate on 01/21/2013.)

Sam writes:

This is wrong. Historic Pocahontas, Inc 501C3 was revoked by the IRS because they do not operate as a non-profit. They have also violated IRS code promoting local political affairs. They should be investigated.

concerned writes:

'promoting local political affairs' ??

Sam writes:

Yes. They were just recently publicly questioned about placing politics signs on their property. They use their influence to gain tax payer funding by running it through a local college to wash. They need to be check out! They have been doing this for years.