Disabled veterans and surviving spouses; state subsidy of property tax exemptions. (HB1496)

Introduced By

Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton with support from co-patron Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State subsidy of property tax exemptions for disabled veterans and surviving spouses. Requires the Commonwealth to subsidize local real estate tax relief for disabled veterans and surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action. The Commonwealth would subsidize localities for the amount of real estate tax revenue lost due to these constitutionally mandated tax relief programs. The bill requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to establish an annual application process whereby a locality would demonstrate the amount of its real estate tax base that was lost. The Auditor would certify such amounts to the Governor and the General Assembly, and the Governor would include in the Budget Bill a proposed appropriation of the amount of the state subsidy to be provided to localities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102563D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1496)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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