Machinery and tools tax; production of renewable energy. (HB1297)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Machinery and tools tax; production of renewable energy. Classifies machinery and tools owned by a business and used directly in producing or generating renewable energy as a separate class of property for tax rate purposes. The bill authorizes each locality to impose a tax on such machinery and tools at a rate less than that generally applicable in the locality to machinery and tools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100281D
11/05/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1297)
01/20/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Finance (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N 1-A)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 11-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1297)
02/17/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Passed Senate (27-Y 10-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1297ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/02/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1297ER)
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 230 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)


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 35 seconds.