Income tax, state and corporate; deduction for commuter benefits provided by an employer. (SB277)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Income tax deduction for commuter benefits provided by an employer. Establishes, for taxable years 2021 through 2025, an individual and corporate income tax deduction for commuter benefits, defined in the bill, provided by an employer to its employees. The deduction is available only to the employer and is limited to $265 per employee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103304D
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
01/27/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB277)
01/30/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB277E
02/04/2020Printed as engrossed 20103304D-E
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
02/14/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB277E)
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 4-N)
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Passed House with amendments (52-Y 27-N)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed by temporarily
02/26/2020Committee on Finance amendment agreed to
02/26/2020Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendments (52-Y 46-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House insisted on amendments
02/26/2020House requested conference committee
02/26/2020Bill not properly before the Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Barker, Marsden, Ebbin
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Watts, Keam, Campbell, J.L.
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 44-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB277ER)
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
03/27/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB277ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1033 (effective - see bill)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1033)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1555.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Where is my deduction for all the years I paid my own way no help from anyone.