Commonwealth's tax system; conformity with federal law, emergency. (HB154)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2017; however, the bill conforms only to certain provisions of Public Law 115-97, known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," that affect taxable years prior to 2018. The bill conforms to provisions creating an incentive for taxpayers to make contributions to 2017 hurricane relief efforts and certain other provisions. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to SB 230. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/18 18101786D
12/20/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB154)
01/15/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18104835D-H1
01/17/2018Read first time
01/18/2018Read second time
01/18/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104835D-H1
01/18/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB154H1
01/19/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/19/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB154H1)
01/31/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106417D-S1
02/01/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Read third time
02/02/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106417D-S1
02/02/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB154S1
02/02/2018Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/06/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18106417D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB154ER)
02/07/2018Signed by Speaker
02/09/2018Signed by President
02/12/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/12/18
02/12/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2018
02/13/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB154ER)
02/19/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/23/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB154ER2)
02/23/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/23/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
02/23/2018Enacted, Chapter 15 (effective 2/23/18)
02/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)


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 44 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

and this has to do with medical expense deduction threshold. Had we gone forward with the bill as I initially brought it, we would have put a 44 million-dollar hole in the budget and I thought it was more prudent going forward not to include that provision. So I would ask that we accept the senate substitute. >> shall the senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> ayes 99. Noes 0. >> ayes 99, noes zero.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB230.