Real property tax; special and separate assessment of open space in certain counties. (HB1204)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; open space; special and separate assessment in certain counties. Requires the assessing official in any county that experienced at least a 14 percent increase in population from 2010 to 2016 to specially and separately assess real property that is devoted to open space use and that contains at least 20 acres on the basis of the actual physical use of the property, if requested to do so by the owner. The measure is effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100591D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/27/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB1204)
01/30/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/31/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB1204)
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Finance (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N 1-A)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 33-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/16/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB1204)
02/27/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/01/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/01/2018Passed Senate with amendment (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Senate amendment agreed to by House (58-Y 37-N 2-A)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 37-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1204ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB1204ER)
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2018House sustained Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 22 minutes.