Constitutional amendment; real prop. tax exemption for certain spouses of members of armed forces. (SJ19)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); real property tax; exemption for certain surviving spouses of members of the armed forces. Authorizes the General Assembly to exempt from tax the real property of a surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces who died in the line of duty while performing official military activities. The amendment provides that such exemption is only available when the death of such member of the armed forces did not result from criminal conduct. The current Constitution exempts the real property of a surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces who was killed in action, a disabled veteran, and the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101963D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Committee substitute printed to LIS only 22104645D-S1
01/25/2022Continued to 2023 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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