Transient occupancy tax; state parks. (HB1681)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)

Progress

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

Description

Transient occupancy tax; state parks. Permits localities to impose transient occupancy taxes on transient room rentals and travel campgrounds in state parks. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2017Committee
01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101827D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2017Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2017Impact statement from TAX (HB1681)
01/17/2017Impact statement from TAX (HB1681)
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 4-N)
01/23/2017Reported from Finance (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/27/2017Impact statement from TAX (HB1681)
02/07/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read third time
02/09/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2017Passed by for the day
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/10/2017Recommitted to Finance
02/21/2017Left in Finance

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 12 minutes.

Transcript

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

WISHES OF THE PEOPLE AND IN EFFECT PULL OFF AN ELECTION COUP SIMPLY BECAUSE HE'S BEEN CALLED TO THE ARMED SERVICES. AGAIN, ACTIVELY. MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD RESPOND THAT I'VE BEEN GIVEN TWO FALSE CHOICE HERE. YOU CAN TRUST YOUR MEMBERS OF THE ELECTED OFFICE TO DO THE JOB OF BEING A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO VOTE ON BUDGETS, VOTE ON CURRICULUM, VOTE ON POLICIES. THIS I BELIEVE IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY TO VOTE NO ON THIS VERY BAD POLICY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO ITS THIRD READING? AS MANY AS FAVOR THAT MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. BILL IS ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO ITS THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING SECOND READING, REGULAR CALENDAR, HOUSE BILL 1552, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD, STUDENT AND PARENT NOTIFICATION, CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON


Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): RENAISSANCE SCHOOL IS A COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL FOR HIGH ABILITY STUDENTS IN THE ARTS, SCIENCES AND MU HAN ADVERTISE. THE SCHOOL FOCUSES ON INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING THROUGH A BALANCED PROGRAM EQUALLY STRONG IN THE ARTS AND ACADEMICS. MR. PRESIDENT, I'D APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD GIVE THEM THE WARM GREETINGS OF THE SENATE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD MEMBERS FROM RENAISSANCE SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE PLEASE RISE. WELCOME TO THE GALLERY, AND I ENJOYED VISITING WITH YOU ALL EARLIER TODAY. YOU ALL HAVE GREAT FUTURES AHEAD OF YOU, AND YOU'RE AT A GREAT SCHOOL THERE AT RENAISSANCE. SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM RENAISSANCE SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE OF THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER, SENATOR VOGEL.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR PURPOSES OF AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT'S MY PLEASURE TO DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION IN THE GALLERY TO NATALIE YOUNG BLOOD, WHO IS HERE. NATALIE IS A FRESHMAN AT JAMES WOOD HIGH SCHOOL IN WINCHESTER. SHE'S AN HONOR ROLL STUDENT, MR. PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT OF HER CLASS. CURRENTLY SHE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH A MOOSE USE AWARENESS PROGRAM, WHERE SHE DELIVERS ANTIBULLYING TALKS TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. SHE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG PERSON, AND I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE EXTEND TO HER THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD NATALIE YOUNG BLOOD PLEASE RISE. ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT SUCH A YOUNG THANK YOU FOR YOUR AGE. THANKS FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR EXPERIENCE AND LEARNING ABOUT HOW POLICY IS MADE AND PLEASE TELL EVERYBODY WE SAID HELLO BACK IN -- IT'S WINCHESTER, CORRECT? YES. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MS. NATALIE YOUNGBLOOD THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. THE SENATOR FROM ARLINGTON, (APPLAUSE). SENATOR FAVOLA.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR PURPOSES OF AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, IN THE GALLERY, WE HAVE TED GOLD AND MARGARET HERRING. TED AND MARKET RECEIPT -- MARGARET GEHRIG. THEY'RE FROM MACLAINE DOWN HERE TO OBSERVE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WORKING. PLEASE GIVE THE GRANDPARENTS OF SENATOR KEESING A WARM WELCOME.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US. YOU ALL HAVE BEEN VERY ATTENTIVE AND PATIENT, AND THE SENATE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AS WELL AS OUR ENTIRE PAGE CLASS. THE YOUNGSTERS HAVE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND LEARN SO MUCH AND MAKE SUCH GREAT FRIENDS, AND SO WE'RE VERY THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE SUCH A PROGRAM AND THANKS FOR BEING HERE TO SEE US IN ACTION TODAY. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MR. TED GOLD AND MS. MARGARET GEHRING THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENATOR FROM PORTSMOUTH, SENATOR LUCAS.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth): I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ALL HAVE CONVENED IN THE GALLERY, BUT TODAY WE HAVE JOINING US TO SEE HOW LEGISLATION IS CREATED IN THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY. THEY'RE CALLED THE EMPOWERED GROUP, AND THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR COACH, MR. WORLEY. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD EXTEND TO THEM THE VERY WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. SOME OF THEM MAY BE DOWNSTAIRS IN COMMITTEE ROOM, BUT I HOPE SOME OF THEM HAVE MADE IT TO THE GALLERY.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. ARE THERE MEMBERS FROM THE EMPOWERED GROUP FROM NEW YORK FOLK STATE WITH US IN THE GALLERY. OH, GREAT. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. JUST AS THE GOOD SENATOR FROM PORTSMOUTH SAID, IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE HERE AND WATCH HOW POLICY AND LAWS ARE MADE IN YOUR CAPITOL. SO I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON IN MR. JEFFERSON'S CAPITOL. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE) THE SENATOR FROM RUSSELL COUNTY, SENATOR CHAFIN.

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT AND AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): I HOPE THAT EACH OF YOU TODAY HAD TIME TO STOP BY AND PICK UP YOUR BEEF SANDWICH, STEAK SANDWICH AND DAIRY PRODUCTS, DELICIOUS DAIRY PRODUCTS THEY WERE OUT BESIDE THE CAPITOL EARLIER TODAY AND PROBABLY STILL THERE IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEM. THEY WERE PROVIDED TO US BY THE VIRGINIA CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION AND THE VIRGINIA BEEF INDUSTRY COUNCIL. YOU PROBABLY DON'T NOTICE THIS, BUT SOME OF MY MOST SPLENDID AND PEACEFUL MOMENTS ARE SPENT WALKING AROUND AND TALKING TO AND WORKING WITH MY CATTLE WHEN I'M OUT ON MY FARM. AND SO IT DOES MY HEART GOOD TO SEE SO MANY CATTLEMEN AND DAIRY MEN HERE IN THE CAPITOL HERE TO GREET US AND TO ACTUALLY FEED US SOME NOURISHING FOOD. OVER $1 BILLION IN ECONOMIC RETURN -- AT OVER $1 BILLION IN ECONOMIC RETURN TO FARMERS ANNUALLY AND A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR IMPACT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH, THE VIRGINIA CATTLE AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES ARE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO BOTH THE VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE AND GENERAL ECONOMIES. IN FACT, PRODUCTION OF CATTLE IS VIRGINIA'S LARGEST USE OF PRIVATE LAND IN AGRICULTURE IN THE PRODUCTION OF BEEF AND MILK ASEL WITH AS MILK PRODUCTS, CONTRIBUTE TO BOTH THE SAFE, SECURE AND WHOLESOME FOOD SUPPLY. I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF THE CATTLEMEN ARE ACTUALLY PRESENT HERE TODAY IN OUR GALLERY, MR. PRESIDENT, BUT I WOULD ASK THAT WE OFFER THEM OUR THANKS.

[Unknown]: ABSOLUTELY. AND THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. SENATE, WHEN YOU TALK TO THE CATTLE, DO THEY TALK BACK TO YOU? MR. PRESIDENT, THEY COMMUNICATE IN A MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY WITH ME, THEY REALLY DO. AND THEY'RE MORE MINDFUL OF MY INTENTIONS THAN SOME MEMBERS OF THIS BODY. (LAUGHTER). IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE THE LAST WORD. WOULD MEMBERS FROM THE CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION, IF YOU'RE IN THE GALLERY WITH US, PLEASE RISE. SENATOR, THEY'RE PROBABLY OUT AND PROBABLY STILL PREPARING AND PROVIDING FOOD FOR EVERYBODY, BUT IF THEY ARE WATCHING, WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EACH YEAR, AND WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE ECONOMY OF VIRGINIA AND ALSO FOR THE NOURISHMENT THAT YOU PROVIDED TO OUR SENATORS AND STAFF TODAY. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM THE CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION THE THANKS AND THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON COUNTY, SENATOR CARRICO.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): VISITING US TODAY IN THE GALLERY IS MY SEAT MATE'S LOVELY WIFE LAURA STANLEY. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUT UP WITH MY SEAT MATE FOR 60 DAYS ONE YEAR AND 45 THE NEXT, AND IF WE COULD GIVE HER A RESOLUTION TODAY FOR PUTTING UP WITH HIM FOR THE OTHER 300 DAYS OF THE YEAR, OVER 300 DAYS, I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE. BUT SHE IS VISITING US TODAY. THOUGH HE'S NOT FEELING HIS BEST TODAY, SHE'S GOING TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF HIM. THE GOOD DOCTOR FROM HENRICO AND I HAVE ALREADY CHECKED TO SEE IF HE HAD A FEVER JUST TO MAKE SURE HE COULD GO HOME IF HE DID. BUT HE'S DOING BETTER, AND WE'RE GLAD THAT SHE'S HERE TO WATCH OVER HIM TODAY, SO IF YOU WOULD GIVE HER A WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

[Unknown]: I WILL. THANK YOU, SENATOR. LAURA WOULD YOU PLEASE RISE. WELCOME AGAIN. IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU. YOU KNOW, WE HAD A DISCUSSION THE OTHER DAY WHEN YOU WERE HERE ABOUT HIS DIRECTIONAL ISSUES. TODAY IT'S ABOUT TIMELINESS, AND AS YOU KNOW, HE WONDERED IN 15 MINUTES AFTER WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GO, AND SO PLEASE, IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU COULD DO, GET HIM A NEW WATCH OR OR ALARM OR DO SOMETHING, BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE YOU. I KNOW THAT A LOT OF SPOUSES WERE IN RICHMOND TODAY, SO WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL VISIT TODAY AND SAFE TRAVELS TO YOU. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MS. LAURA STANLEY THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CITY, SENATOR STURTIVANT. MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE FOR TWO INTRODUCTIONS. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, JOINING US IN THE GALLERY TODAY IS ISABEL LONGSTAFF, A SENIOR AND STELLAR STUDENT AT JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL IN MIDLOTHIAN AND CHESTERFIELD. ISABEL IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING AN INTERNSHIP WITH MARIA. FOR ISABEL'S SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT, SHE ORGANIZED A FUNDRAISER FOR CAMP COMFORT ZONE, A RESOURCE TO HELP CHILDREN TO HELP THEM COPE WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING