Study; local government fiscal stress; report. (SJ278)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; local government fiscal stress; report. Establishes a 15-member joint subcommittee to study local government fiscal stress. The two-year joint subcommittee shall review (i) the taxing authorities of local governments, including the disparity between city and county tax authority; (ii) local responsibilities for service delivery of state-mandated or high priority programs, (iii) causes of fiscal stress among local governments, (iv) the current state tax system, including the future of the car tax; and (v) potential financial incentives and other governmental reforms to encourage increased regional cooperation and consolidation of services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103879D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
02/02/2017Reported from Rules
02/03/2017Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time
02/07/2017Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
02/21/2017Left in Rules