Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain gun safes. (SB268)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 HB 888. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102386D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/08/2020Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
01/18/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB268)
01/21/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read second time
01/23/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/23/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB268E
01/23/2020Printed as engrossed 20102386D-E
01/24/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB268E)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108161D-H1
02/14/2020Read second time
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108161D-H1
02/17/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB268H1
02/17/2020Passed House with substitute (99-Y 1-N)
02/17/2020VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (31-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Title replaced 20108161D-H1
02/24/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB268ER)
02/24/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB268ER)
02/24/2020Signed by Speaker
02/25/2020Signed by President
02/28/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 28, 2020
02/28/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 191 (effective 7/1/20)
03/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)