Income tax, state; housing choice vouchers, eligible housing areas. (SB200)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Income tax credits for housing choice vouchers; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of "eligible housing area" for purposes of the housing choice voucher tax credit to include the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area. Landlords who rent qualified housing units within such areas are eligible for an income tax credit. Current law only applies to certain areas within the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area. The bill provides that the credit would sunset in 2025. Under current law, there is no sunset. This bill is identical to HB 590. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102465D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/08/2020Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
01/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB200)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106812D-S1
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106812D-S1
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB200S1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB200S1)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2020Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Read second time
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2020Passed House with amendment (59-Y 41-N)
02/17/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020House insisted on amendment
02/20/2020House requested conference committee
02/24/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2020Senators: Barker, McClellan, Vogel
02/25/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2020Delegates: Guzman, Watts, Ware
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 42-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB200ER)
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 (SB200ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1032 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1032)