DVS & TAX; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation, report. (HJ674)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Veterans Services and Department of Taxation; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation; report. Requests the Department of Veterans Services and the Department of Taxation (the Agencies) to convene a joint working group to study the feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation. Under current law, military retirement income is tax-exempt only for recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Agencies are directed to consider potential revenue losses, the effects of phasing in the exemption over different time frames, the positive effects for Virginia's current population of veterans, and the impact on the Commonwealth's competitiveness as a desirable state of residence for veterans compared with other states. Read the Bill »


02/20/2019: Passed the Senate


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102046D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2019Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Taken up
02/04/2019Engrossed by House
02/04/2019Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Reading waived
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/18/2019Reported from Rules
02/19/2019Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ674ER)