Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain light bulbs. (HB1345)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; certain light bulbs. Expands the list of qualified products that are exempt from sales and use tax during the Energy Star and WaterSense tax holiday to include all Energy Star light bulbs. Under current law only Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs are exempt. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/01/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100746D
12/01/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1345)
01/20/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
01/26/2015Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read first time
01/28/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2015Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
01/29/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1345)
02/11/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1345ER)
02/18/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1345ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 42 (effective 7/1/15)
03/10/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0042)


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 30 seconds.