Transient occupancy tax; Bedford County permitted to impose. (HB1194)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Transient occupancy tax; Bedford County. Permits Bedford County to impose an additional transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed two percent. The additional revenue shall be used solely for tourism purposes to attract travelers, increase occupancy at lodging properties, and generate tourism revenues. Under current law, Bedford County may impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed five percent. Amends § 58.1-3823, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103520D
01/15/2016Committee
01/15/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103520D
01/15/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/22/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB1194)
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2016Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 4-N)
02/01/2016Reported from Finance (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2016Read third time and passed House (71-Y 26-N)
02/04/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/09/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB1194)
02/17/2016Reported from Finance (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read third time
02/19/2016Passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Enrolled
02/22/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1194ER)
02/22/2016Signed by Speaker
02/22/2016Signed by President
02/22/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/22/16
02/22/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 29, 2016
02/29/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB1194ER)
02/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 52 (effective 7/1/16)
02/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)

Video

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 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

COUNTY. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT HOUSE BILL 1194 PASS, AND SPEAKING TO THAT?

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. THIS BILL IS IDENTICAL TO THE BILL WE JUST PASSED WITH THE EXCEPTION THIS ONE ADDRESSES BEDFORD COUNTY, THE PREVIOUS ADDRESSED BOTETOURT COUNTY. JUST FOR CLARITY, BECAUSE I MADE A SLIGHT MISSTATEMENT WHEN I WAS FIRST SPEAKING ABOUT THE THREE BILLS, THE FIRST BILL ADDRESSED FREDERICK COUNTY, AND IT'S THE TRADITIONAL ONE, CHRISTMAS TREE, WHERE WE'VE ADDED FREDERICK COUNTY TO THE GROUP THAT IS CAPPED AT 5 PERCENT. THE LAST BILL GIVES THE LOCAL BOARD THE ABILITY TO MOVE THAT TO 7 PERCENT AND LIKEWISE, THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW BEDFORD COUNTY TO MOVE IT TO 7 PERCENT.

[Unknown]: SO WITH THAT, I MOVE PASSAGE OF THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT. I THANK THE SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT? I WOULD JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT THE ATTENTION OF THE BODY AND SENIOR SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX, THAT MY PREDECESSOR WAS THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD, WHICH MEANS BEDFORD IS ALSO IN MY DISTRICT, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING MY VOTE ON THIS ONE AS WELL, AND YOU CAN RATE IF IT'S PHONY OR NOT. THANK YOU. I THANK THE SENATOR. MR. PRESIDENT? THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WILL THE GENTLEMAN FROM ROANOKE COUNTY YIELD FOR A QUESTION?

[Unknown]: WITH GREAT TREPIDATION. HE YIELDS, SENATOR. I'M JUST GETTING CONCERNED HERE. I JUST WANT TO KNOW, HOW MANY OF THE GENTLEMEN FROM ROANOKE'S CONSTITUENTS LIVES IN MOTELS AND HOTELS DOWN THERE! THIS IS FOR --

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM ROANOKE COUNTY.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS FOR WHEN WE'VE GOT GREAT FOLKS IN THE SOUTHWEST WHO HAVE CHILDREN STATIONED WITH THE STATE POLICE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND WANT TO VISIT THEM. I DON'T WANT THEM PAYING A HIGHER TAX THAN NECESSARY. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN AGREE THAT IT'S NICE HAVING SOMEONE LIVE IN THAT COUNTY SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY THAT TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX? THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. I THINK, MR. PRESIDENT, I THINK THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON HAS GOT A NICE SON WHO WILL LIKELY TAKE CARE OF HIM BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS SUCH A NICE SON. I THANK THE SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL HOUSE BILL 1194 PASS? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 27, NOS 11. AYES 27, NOS 11, THE BILL PASSES. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING,. SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT ALL THE HOUSE BILLS