Tourism improvement districts; authorizes any locality to create. (SB1298)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tourism improvement districts. Authorizes any locality to create a local tourism improvement district plan, consisting of fees charged to businesses and used to fund tourism promotion activities and capital improvements. Under the bill, the locality is authorized to contract with a nonprofit entity to administer the activities and improvements. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102381D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/18/2021Reported from Local Government (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/26/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Counties, Cities and Towns
02/12/2021Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/17/2021Passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Passage #2 (62-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1298ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 500 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500)