Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for spouse of disabled veteran. (SB900)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); real property tax exemption for surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, election to approve or reject an amendment to the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different principal place of residence. Similar real property tax exemptions provided in the Constitution of Virginia to (i) the surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action and (ii) the surviving spouses of certain emergency services providers killed in the line of duty allow the surviving spouse to move to a different principal place of residence and still claim the tax exemption. This bill is the companion ballot legislation for SJR 76 and is identical to HB 71. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104335D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB900)
01/30/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-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 (7-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Enrolled
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB900ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB900ER)
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
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 422 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422)