Real property taxes; definitions, blighted and derelict properties in certain localities. (HB755)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property taxes; blighted and derelict properties in certain localities. Provides that, in certain localities, blighted properties and derelict structures shall constitute a separate class of property for local taxation of real property. Such certain localities may, by ordinance, levy a tax on blighted properties and derelict structures at a rate that exceeds the general real property tax rate by five and 10 percent, respectively. Any tax levied pursuant to such an ordinance shall be imposed upon a determination by the real estate assessor that a property constitutes a blighted property or derelict structure. The bill also provides that, in such certain localities, delinquent tax lands may be sold six months after the locality has incurred abatement costs for buildings that have been condemned, constitute a nuisance, are a derelict building, or are declared to be blighted. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104061D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB755)
01/16/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107647D-H1
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107647D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB755H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 40-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB755H1)
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/21/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2020Passed Senate with amendments (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (59-Y 39-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB755ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB755ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/08/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (54-Y 39-N 1-A)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB755ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1213 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (54-Y 39-N 1-A)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1213)
05/01/2020VOTE: (54-Y 39-N 1-A)

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