Localities; authority to levy taxes. (HB785)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not to exceed a ten percent rate. Under current law, only certain counties may impose an admissions tax. The bill eliminates the limit on the rate of transient occupancy tax that a county may impose. The bill requires that any revenue attributable to a rate over two percent but not exceeding five percent must be dedicated to tourism marketing. Under current law, all counties may impose a transient occupancy tax of up to two percent, and certain counties may impose it up to a higher maximum rate. The bill authorizes any county to impose a cigarette tax up to a maximum rate of 40 cents per pack. It also provides that any locality that imposes such tax at a rate higher than 40 cents per pack may not increase such rate. The provisions related to the cigarette tax have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. Under current law, only certain counties may impose a cigarette tax, and cities and towns may impose such tax with no limit on the rate. The bill authorizes any county to impose a food and beverage tax of up to six percent and eliminates the requirement that a county hold a referendum before imposing such tax. Under current law, all counties may impose the tax after a referendum but the rate may not exceed four percent. This bill is identical to SB 588. Read the Bill »

Status

03/18/2020: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104813D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB785)
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 4-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 9-N)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107846D-H1
02/05/2020Incorporates HB977 (Krizek)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107846D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB785H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (60-Y 38-N 1-A)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (60-Y 38-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB785H1)
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108384D-S1
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108384D-S1
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB785S1
02/21/2020Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108384D-S1 (0-Y 98-N 1-A)
02/25/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/28/2020House acceded to request
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2020Delegates: Watts, Hudson, Kilgore
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2020Senators: Hanger, Favola, McClellan
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020First Conference substitute printed 20109832D-H2
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (60-Y 36-N 1-A)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (60-Y 36-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/07/2020House requested second conference committee
03/07/2020Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2020Senators: Hanger, Favola, McClellan
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by House
03/07/2020Delegates: Watts, Hudson, Kilgore
03/07/2020Second Conference substitute printed 20109968D-H3
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (56-Y 38-N 1-A)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 38-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Enrolled
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB785ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/24/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB785ER)

Comments

Bill p writes:

The return of the meals tax,bag taxes,gas tax

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