Mecklenburg County; additional sales and use tax, appropriations to incorporated towns. (HB200)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional sales and use tax in Mecklenburg County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Mecklenburg County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the governing body, if initiated by a resolution of the local governing body and approved by the voters at a referendum. The bill requires the governing body to specify in the enacting ordinance the time period, not to exceed 20 years, for which the tax would be imposed. Revenue from the tax shall be used solely for capital projects for new construction or major renovation of schools in the locality enacting the tax. The bill removes the limit on the amount that Mecklenburg County may appropriate to an incorporated town that has not complied with the provisions of its charter relating to the elections of local officials. Under current law, such amount is limited to the amount the town would have received from local sales and use tax for educational purposes if such election had been held. Under current law, only Halifax County has the authority to impose such taxes and make such appropriations. This bill is identical to SB 943. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102972D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB200)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Passed by temporarily
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (79-Y 21-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (79-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Defeated by Senate (23-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Requires 27 affirmative votes for passage
02/21/2020Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB200ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/03/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB200ER)
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/06/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 427 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0427)