Fuels tax, local; authorizes localities to impose. (SB244)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local fuels tax. Authorizes localities to impose a local fuels tax, not to exceed five cents per gallon of fuel. The tax would be paid by the distributor at the point of sale to a retail distributor in the same manner as regional fuel taxes. The Commonwealth would make an annual payment to localities for the difference between revenues that were collected from the tangible personal property tax on vehicles, including personal property tax relief, and the amount of revenues collected by a five-cents-per-gallon fuels tax. The bill also repeals the personal property tax relief program. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2019, and is contingent on passage of a constitutional amendment making motor vehicles used for nonbusiness purposes exempt from taxation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100872D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB244)
02/02/2016Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)