Motor vehicle fuels; sales tax in certain regions of the Commonwealth. (SB896)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


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 incorporates SB 140 and is identical to HB 768. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104315D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB896)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106063D-S1
02/06/2018Incorporates SB140 (Petersen)
02/06/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Substitute bill reprinted 18106063D-S1
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106063D-S1
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB896S1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Passed Senate (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB896S1)
02/21/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107415D-H1
02/23/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB896H1)
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107415D-H1
02/27/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB896H1
02/27/2018Passed House with substitute (82-Y 16-N 1-A)
02/27/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 16-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018House insisted on substitute
02/28/2018House requested conference committee
02/28/2018Senate acceded to request (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
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 18108108D-S2
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (65-Y 27-N 1-A)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 27-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB896S2)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB896ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB896ER)
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 797 (effective 7/1/18)
04/06/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.