Taxes on income, wills, and administrations; exemption for victims of the Va. Beach mass shooting. (SB93)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Taxes on wills and administrations; exemption for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Establishes an exemption from probate tax for a person killed or injured in the 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting. The bill provides that if, prior to its enactment, a person eligible for a tax exemption pursuant to the bill paid tax to the Commonwealth or a locality for a will or grant of administration of a victim's estate, either the Commonwealth or the locality, as applicable, shall refund the tax. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to HB 839. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/02/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
12/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/20 20101254D
12/02/2019Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/08/2020Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
01/19/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB93)
01/21/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20106162D-S1
01/22/2020Read second time
01/22/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106162D-S1
01/22/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB93S1
01/22/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB93E)
02/10/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB93S1)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
02/19/2020Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB93ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB93ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 278 (effective 3/11/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.