Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans, surviving spouse's ability to move. (SB1270)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax exemption for disabled veterans; surviving spouses; ability to move to a different residence. Enacts as statutory law an amendment to subdivision (a) of Section 6-A of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by the voters on November 6, 2018, which applies the real property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to such spouse's principal place of residence regardless of whether such spouse moves to a different residence. The provisions of the bill would apply to taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019. The bill makes technical corrections related to the real property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action and surviving spouses of certain persons killed in the line of duty. Amends § 58.1-3219.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/18/2019: Passed the Senate


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101186D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1270)
01/15/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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