Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, etc. (SB219)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); real property tax exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, and resiliency. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, election to approve or reject an amendment to allow the General Assembly to authorize the governing bodies of counties, cities, and towns to provide for a partial exemption from local real property taxation, within such restrictions and upon such conditions as may be prescribed, of improved real estate subject to recurrent flooding upon which flooding abatement, mitigation, or resiliency efforts have been undertaken. This bill is the companion ballot legislation for SJR 21. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104027D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB219)
01/30/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2018Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House (87-Y 12-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB219ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB219ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 616 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)