Real property tax; Stafford County may adopt, by ordinance, to restrict deferral of taxes. (SB1248)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; deferral; Stafford County. Allows Stafford County, by ordinance, to restrict the deferral of real property taxes authorized under current law to a taxpayer's sole dwelling whose assessed value has increased by at least five percent over the prior year due to improvements made to adjacent property by Stafford County. The bill applies to real property whose eligibility for deferral of taxes occurred on or after January 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102942D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1248)
01/24/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104677D-S1
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104677D-S1
01/26/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1248S1
01/27/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1248S1)
02/13/2017Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1248ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
02/21/2017Impact statement from TAX (SB1248ER)
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 448 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)