Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain gun safes. (HB888)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Sales tax exemption; gun safes. Establishes an exemption from retail sales tax for a gun safe with a selling price of $1,500 or less. The bill defines "gun safe" as a safe or vault that is (i) commercially available, (ii) secured with a digital or dial combination locking mechanism or biometric locking mechanism, and (iii) designed for the storage of a firearm or of ammunition for use in a firearm. Under the bill, "gun safe" does not include a glass-faced cabinet. This bill is identical to SB 268. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102042D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB888)
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-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 amendment waived
02/21/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2020Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2020House acceded to request
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2020Delegates: Hurst, Sullivan, Robinson
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Bell, Boysko, Ebbin
03/02/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/02/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Enrolled
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB888ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
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
03/16/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB888ER)
03/27/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/20)
03/27/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)

Video

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 2 minutes.

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