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)

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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