Transient occupancy tax; reinstates authority of Arlington County to impose. (SB160)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Transient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Reinstates the authority of Arlington County, which expired January 1, 2012, to impose an additional transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed one-fourth of one percent. The revenues from the tax shall be spent solely for the purpose of promoting tourism and business travel in the county. The bill also removes the requirement that such revenues be in addition to the county's previous budgeted amount for the promotion of tourism and business travel. Amends § 58.1-3822, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101726D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2016Impact statement from TAX (SB160)
01/27/2016Reported from Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2016Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/04/2016Impact statement from TAX (SB160)
02/16/2016Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/17/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 3-N)
02/22/2016Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read second time
02/24/2016Floor substitute printed 16105761D-H1 (Ware)
02/24/2016Read third time
02/24/2016Committee amendment rejected
02/24/2016Substitute by Delegate Ware agreed to 16105761D-H1
02/24/2016Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB160H1
02/24/2016Passed House with substitute (78-Y 22-N)
02/24/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Title replaced 16105761D-H1
02/29/2016Enrolled
02/29/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB160ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016Impact statement from TAX (SB160ER)
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 316 (effective 7/1/16)
03/07/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0316)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Transcript

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

THIS REIN TATES ARLINGTON -- REINSTATES ARLINGTON COUNTY ONE QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS TAX WILL BE GOING TO TOURISM PROMOTION IN ARLINGTON COUNTY. I'M SURE AS YOU ALL KNOW, BECAUSE OF SEQUESTRATION THERE HAS BEEN LESS GOVERNMENT TRAVEL, SO THE ENVIRONMENT IS REALLY COMPETITIVE AND ARLINGTON WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO HAVE THESE FUNDS FOR PROMOTING TOURISM IN VIRGINIA AND ARLINGTON, OF COURSE. THANK YOU.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 160 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLS AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 29, NOS 10 AYES 29, NOS 10.