County food and beverage tax; eliminates limit that restricts a county from imposing. (SB799)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County food and beverage tax. Eliminates the limit that restricts a county from imposing a food and beverage tax (commonly referred to as the meals tax) at a rate greater than four percent. The bill also removes the requirement that a county hold a referendum before imposing a meals tax. Under current law, the tax limit and referendum requirement apply to counties but not cities. This bill was incorporated into SB 588. Read the Bill »


02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103900D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/16/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB799)
02/05/2020Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations (SB588-Hanger) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB682.