Motor vehicles; fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts. (SB742)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts. Changes the regional gas tax in Hampton Roads from a percentage to a cents per gallon tax that decreases as the price of gas increases. The regional gas tax in Hampton Roads would have a floor of $0.05 per gallon and a ceiling of $0.14 per gallon and would be determined on the basis of the average wholesale price of unleaded regular gasoline. The bill places a floor on the price of gasoline that the regional gas tax is imposed on in Northern Virginia that is identical to the floor used for the statewide gas tax and increases the regional gas tax in Northern Virginia from 2.1% to 3%. Amends § 58.1-2292, § 58.1-2295, § 58.1-2299.20, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104266D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB742)
02/09/2016Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Committee substitute printed 16104968D-S1
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read second time
02/11/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104968D-S1
02/11/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB742S1
02/12/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB742S1)
02/12/2016Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/24/2016Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/26/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/29/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance
12/01/2016Left in Finance