Retail Sales and Use Tax; limited exemption for certain qualifying items, beginning in 2015. (SB1319)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items. Combines the three existing "sales tax holidays" into one three-day holiday that begins on the first Friday in August and ends at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday. Currently, the sales tax holidays for Energy Star products, school supplies, and hurricane preparedness equipment take place at different times during the calendar year and for differing lengths of time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Presented and ordered printed 15102201D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
01/25/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB1319)
02/03/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB1319)
02/11/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2015Passed House with amendment (88-Y 6-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1319ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/02/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB1319ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 382 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0382)


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.