Secrecy of tax information; local officials to disclose information to non-governmental entities. (HB495)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secrecy of tax information; authorizes localities to disclose information to third-party contractors. Authorizes local commissioners of the revenue, treasurers, directors of finance, or other similar local officials to disclose tax information to nongovernmental entities with which their locality has contracted to provide services that assist it in the administration of refund processing or other non-audit services related to the administration of taxes. The bill prohibits such third-party contractors from disclosing the tax information to other parties. Under current law, only the Department of Taxation is authorized to disclose tax information to nongovernmental entities with which it has contracted to provide services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102628D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB495)
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (9-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105688D-H1
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105688D-H1
02/01/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB495H1
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB495H1)
02/14/2018Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Read third time
02/16/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB495ER)
02/19/2018Signed by Speaker
02/21/2018Signed by President
02/23/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB495ER)
02/26/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 40 (effective 7/1/18)
02/26/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0040)