Income tax, state; housing choice vouchers, eligible housing areas. (HB1681)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Income tax credits; housing choice vouchers; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of "eligible housing area" for purposes of the housing choice voucher tax credit to include census tracts in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area in which less than 10 percent of the population lives below the poverty level. Landlords who rent qualified housing units within such areas are eligible for an income tax credit. Current law only applies to such areas within the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area. This bill is identical to SB 1656. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101630D
12/05/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/11/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1681)
01/14/2019Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Read first time
01/17/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2019Read third time and passed House (87-Y 8-N)
01/18/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/21/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/05/2019Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Read third time
02/07/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1681ER)
02/11/2019Signed by Speaker
02/11/2019Signed by President
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
02/15/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 19 (effective 7/1/19)
02/15/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1681ER)
02/15/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)