Taxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Va. Beach mass shooting. (HB839)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Taxes on wills and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Establishes an exemption from probate tax for a person killed or injured in the 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting. The bill provides that if, prior to its enactment, a person eligible for a tax exemption pursuant to the bill paid tax to the Commonwealth or a locality for a will or grant of administration of a victim's estate, either the Commonwealth or the locality, as applicable, shall refund the tax. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to SB 93. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104484D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB839)
01/22/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Committee substitute printed 20106479D-H1
01/22/2020Incorporates HB53 (Knight)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106479D-H1
01/27/2020Emergency clause added
01/27/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB839H1
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/11/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB839H1)
02/18/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-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 (HB839ER)
02/25/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB839ER)
02/25/2020Signed by Speaker
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 249 (effective 3/10/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0249)