Sales and use tax; exemption includes gold, silver, or platinum whose sales price exceeds $1,000. (HB1648)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), and Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; bullion. Exempts from sales and use tax legal tender and gold, silver, and platinum bullion. The provisions of the bill exempting gold, silver, and platinum bullion expire July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101224D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1648)
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1648)
02/04/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104469D-H1
02/06/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104469D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1648H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1648H1)
02/17/2015Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1648ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1648ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 620 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)


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 50 seconds.