Property tax; exemption for solar energy equipment and facilities. (SB902)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Property tax exemption for solar energy equipment and facilities. Limits the property tax exemption for solar equipment and facilities owned and operated by a business, which exemption currently applies to 80 percent of the assessed value of certain projects, to those projects equaling less than 150 megawatts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105004D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2018Impact statement from TAX (SB902)
01/24/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105667D-S1
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105667D-S1
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB902S1
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/20/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
02/20/2018Impact statement from TAX (SB902S1)
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 2-N)
02/26/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/28/2018Passed House with amendment (85-Y 14-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/28/2018Passed House with amendment (84-Y 13-N 1-A)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (84-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (35-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB902ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/07/2018Impact statement from TAX (SB902ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 1-N)
04/18/2018House rejected Governor's recommendation (48-Y 50-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: REJECTED (48-Y 50-N)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (83-Y 13-N 1-A)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (83-Y 13-N 1-A)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (SB902ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 849 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0849)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.