Food and beverage tax; counties to enact ordinances providing that bonds shall be paid from revenue. (HB1390)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bond referenda; authorizing counties to make bond issuance contingent on enactment of a food and beverage tax. Authorizes counties to enact ordinances providing that bonds shall be repaid from food and beverage tax revenues. The bill provides that if a county enacts such an ordinance, the referendum submitted to the voters shall include as a single question the issuance of bonds and the enactment of a food and beverage tax. Under current law, the questions of bond issuance and tax enactment are submitted as separate ballot questions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104922D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB1390)
02/01/2018Referred from Finance
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (76-Y 24-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/27/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Committee substitute printed 18107581D-S1
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107581D-S1
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1390S1
03/01/2018Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107581D-S1 (80-Y 18-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1390ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)


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 6 minutes.