Delinquent tax lands; threshold for nonjudicial sale. (HB1582)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Delinquent tax lands; threshold for nonjudicial sale. Raises the assessment threshold at which a local treasurer or other officer responsible for collecting taxes has general authority to sell real property with over three years of delinquent taxes from less than $5,000 to no more than $10,000 and extends such authority to improved as well as unimproved parcels of real property. The bill raises the assessment range at which such officer may sell parcels of real property with over three years of delinquent taxes and that meet certain criteria from at least $5,000 but less than $20,000 to more than $10,000 but no more than $25,000. The bill increases the size of unimproved parcels that may be sold from less than 4,000 square feet to one acre or less. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104965D
01/14/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/23/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1582)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1582ER)
02/25/2020Signed by Speaker
02/26/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1582ER)
02/26/2020Signed by President
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/03/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)


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 45 seconds.

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