County food and beverage tax; increases maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose. (SB527)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


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 was incorporated into SB 115. Read the Bill »


01/17/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101952D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2018Impact statement from TAX (SB527)
01/17/2018Incorporated by Finance (SB115-Locke) (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB115.