County food and beverage tax; increases maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose. (SB115)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County food and beverage tax. Increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. The bill also removes the requirement that a county hold a referendum before imposing a meals tax. This bill incorporates SB 527. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/15/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101682D
12/15/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/04/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB115)
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB115)
01/13/2018Impact statement from TAX (SB115)
01/17/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105354D-S1
01/17/2018Incorporates SB527 (Mason)
01/17/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (4-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB527.