Transient occupancy tax; adds Dickenson County to list of counties authorized to levy. (SB980)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax; Dickenson County. Adds Dickenson County to the list of counties that may impose a transient occupancy tax not to exceed five percent, rather than the two percent rate available to all counties. Any revenue attributable to any rate over two percent shall be spent solely for tourism and travel purposes.


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102944D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB980)
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 (31-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 (SB980)
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/11/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read second time
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Passed House (76-Y 22-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Impact statement from TAX (SB980ER)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB980ER)
02/19/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 378 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0378)


This bill mentions Patrick, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Smyth, Wythe, Wise, Pulaski, Dinwiddie, Dickenson, Tazewell, Campbell, Prince Edward, Bedford, James City, Giles, Craig, Cumberland, Botetourt, Amherst, Accomack, Alleghany, Nelson, Rockbridge, Albemarle, Caroline, Augusta, Spotsylvania, King George, Stafford, Madison, Page, Prince William, Loudoun.


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.