Sales tax; Historic Triangle regional tax, dedication of funds. (SB438)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales tax; Historic Triangle regional tax; dedication of funds. Requires the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County to appropriate annual amounts to entities promoting tourism and recreation in the Historic Triangle. Under current law, such localities receive state funds from the imposition of an extra one percent sales tax in the Historic Triangle. The bill establishes the Williamsburg Tourism Council (the Council) as an advisory board in the legislative branch of state government and replaces the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Tourism Alliance on the Council with the Chair of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103724D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB438)
01/26/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read second time
01/28/2022Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB438E
01/28/2022Printed as engrossed 22103724D-E
01/31/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB438E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/28/2022Reported from Finance (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed House (80-Y 16-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (80-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB438ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB438ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0652)

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