Transient occupancy tax; Isle of Wight County authorized to impose a tax of up to two percent. (SB759)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax. Authorizes all counties to impose a transient occupancy tax of up to five percent. Current law limits the general transient occupancy tax to two percent. The bill also eliminates the requirement that certain localities currently authorized to impose a five percent transient occupancy tax dedicate any excess over two percent to tourism purposes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101943D
12/23/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB759)
01/21/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15103979D-S1
01/22/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Read second time
01/23/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103979D-S1
01/23/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB759S1
01/26/2015Passed by for the day
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/09/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB759S1)
02/11/2015Reported from Finance (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House (72-Y 23-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/13/2015Passed by for the day
02/16/2015Passed by temporarily
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed House (73-Y 26-N)
02/16/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB759ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Impact statement from TAX (SB759ER)
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 78 (effective 7/1/15)
03/10/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0078)


This bill mentions Grayson, Patrick, Mecklenburg, Greensville, Brunswick, Smyth, Wythe, Wise, Pulaski, Dinwiddie, Dickenson, Tazewell, Campbell, Prince Edward, James City, Giles, Craig, Cumberland, Botetourt, Amherst, Accomack, Alleghany, Nelson, Rockbridge, Albemarle, Caroline, Augusta, Spotsylvania, King George, Stafford, Page, Prince William, Loudoun.


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.