Real property tax; exemption for spouses of members of armed forces killed in action. (HB46)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of soldiers killed in action. Provides for a referendum at the November 4, 2014, election to approve or reject an amendment to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of a soldier killed in action. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100908D
12/02/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/20/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Read first time
01/28/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB46)
02/25/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Committee substitute printed 14105296D-S1
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105296D-S1
02/27/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB46S1
02/27/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Placed on Calendar
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB46S1)
03/03/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105296D-S1 (93-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB46ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB46ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 757 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)


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 1 minute.