Northampton County; additional sales and use tax, appropriations to incorporated towns. (SB1028)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional sales and use tax in Northampton County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Northampton County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the governing body, if initiated by a resolution of the local governing body and approved by the voters at a referendum. The bill requires the governing body to specify in the enacting ordinance the time period, not to exceed 20 years, for which the tax would be imposed. Revenue from the tax shall be used solely for capital projects for new construction or major renovation of schools in the locality enacting the tax. The bill removes the limit on the amount that Northampton County may appropriate to an incorporated town that has not complied with the provisions of its charter relating to the elections of local officials. Under current law, such amount is limited to the amount the town would have received from local sales and use tax for educational purposes if such election had been held. Under current law, only Halifax County has the authority to impose such tax and make such appropriations. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105584D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20105584D
01/26/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB1028)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1028E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20105584D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Defeated by Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Requires 27 afirmative votes for passage
02/03/2020Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB1028E)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Read first time
02/25/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
02/26/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20109174D-H1
02/28/2020Read second time
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109174D-H1
03/02/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1028H1
03/02/2020Passed House with substitute (70-Y 26-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Passage (70-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Title replaced 20109174D-H1
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1028ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/07/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB1028ER)
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
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 708 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)