Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution. (HB685)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Distribution of communications sales and use tax revenues. Changes the distribution of communications sales and use tax revenues beginning with the month of August 2014 by providing that (i) first, each town would receive the same proportion of such revenues it received in fiscal year 2013-2014 and (ii) all of the remaining revenues would be distributed pro rata to those counties and cities that received a distribution in fiscal year 2013-2014, based upon the population of the county or city as shown by the most recent United States census. Currently, communications sales and use tax revenues are essentially distributed according to each locality's share of telecommunications and television cable funds (local consumer utility tax on landlines and wireless, E-911, business license tax in excess of 0.5 percent, cable franchise fee, video programming excise tax, local consumer utility tax on cable television) collected throughout the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2006.


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100851D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB685)
01/28/2014Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/03/2014Stricken from docket by Finance