Tax delinquent property; sale of land for delinquent taxes. (HB2165)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of land for delinquent taxes. Extends from 36 to 60 months the time period for which a local tax official may suspend an action for the sale of tax delinquent property, which under current law is authorized if the owner enters into an agreement with the official to pay delinquent taxes in installments. The bill also authorizes an official to suspend an action if a person who is not a party to the action gives notice asserting ownership rights, by virtue of testate or intestate succession, in the property subject to the action. If a court determines such person has ownership rights in the property, such person may enter into an installment plan similar to what is authorized under current law. The bill provides that a final court order confirming sale of tax delinquent property shall not be entered sooner than the later of (i) 90 days after the official gives notice of the action or (ii) 90 days after the official receives notice from a person who is not a party to the action asserting ownership rights. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102775D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2021Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2021Impact statement from TAX (HB2165)
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2165ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/24/2021Impact statement from TAX (HB2165ER)
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 116 (effective 7/1/21)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0116)