Motor vehicle fuels; sales tax in certain regions of the Commonwealth. (HB768)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor. Establishes a floor on the 2.1 percent sales tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads by requiring that the average distributor price upon which the tax is based be no less than what the statewide average distributor price would have been on February 20, 2013. The bill defines "average distributor price." This bill is identical to SB 896. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102993D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/06/2018Referred from Rules
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18105565D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105565D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB768H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (84-Y 15-N 1-A)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 15-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB768H1)
02/21/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107427D-S1
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Passed by for the day
02/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB768S1)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107427D-S1
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB768S1
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Taken up out of order pursuant to House Rule 52 (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107427D-S1 (1-Y 97-N 1-A)
02/28/2018VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Senate insisted on substitute (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Senate requested conference committee
02/28/2018House acceded to request
02/28/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2018Senators: Wagner, Norment, Saslaw
02/28/2018Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2018Delegates: Jones, S.C., Habeeb, Filler-Corn
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference substitute printed 18108104D-H2
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 29-N 1-A)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (64-Y 29-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (65-Y 29-N 1-A)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (65-Y 29-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB768H2)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB768ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB768ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/06/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/18)
04/06/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)


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 7 minutes.


Don L writes:

Make it simpler