Transient occupancy tax; reinstates authority of Arlington County to impose additional tax, etc. (SB851)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Reinstates the authority of Arlington County, which expired pursuant to a January 1, 2012, sunset date, to impose an additional transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed one-fourth of one percent. The revenues from the tax shall be spent solely for the purpose of promoting tourism and business travel in the county. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102549D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/09/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB851)
01/16/2013Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2013Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/2013Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/01/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB851)
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 2-N)
02/11/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read second time
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB851
02/13/2013Passed House with amendment (69-Y 31-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013House amendment agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB851ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB851ER)
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/25/2013G Vetoed by Governor
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013Senate sustained Governor's veto


This bill mentions Arlington.


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 50 seconds.