Sales and use tax, local; additional tax authorized in counties & cities to support schools. (HB805)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional local sales and use tax to support schools; referendum. Authorizes all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent with the revenue used only for capital projects for the construction or renovation of schools if such levy is approved in a voter referendum. The bill removes the requirement that such a tax must have an expiration date on either (i) the date of the repayment of any bonds or loans used for such capital projects or (ii) a date chosen by the governing body. Under current law, only Charlotte, Gloucester, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Patrick, and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville are authorized to impose such a tax. This bill incorporates HB 60, HB 193, HB 458, HB 600, HB 616, HB 1159, and HB 1437 and is identical to SB 14. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation would have an unknown positive revenue impact to any localities that choose to exercise the authority granted by the bill. There would be no impact on state revenues. Administrative costs are expected to remain the same, and no additional funding is deemed necessary for implementation. Therefore, specific cost figures are not available.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102025D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2024Impact statement from TAX (HB805)
02/02/2024Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24107210D-H1
02/07/2024Incorporates HB60 (Wright)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB193 (Cole)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB458 (Callsen)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB600 (Kilgore)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB616 (Price)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB1159 (Sickles)
02/07/2024Incorporates HB1437 (Hayes)
02/07/2024Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107210D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB805H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (69-Y 28-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (69-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/20/2024Impact statement from TAX (HB805H1)
02/21/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108095D-S1
02/22/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Floor substitute printed 24108222D-S2 (McPike)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Committee substitute rejected 24108095D-S1
02/23/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2024Substitute by Senator McPike agreed to 24108222D-S2
02/23/2024Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB805S2
02/23/2024Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108222D-S2 (71-Y 26-N)
02/27/2024VOTE: Adoption (71-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB805ER)
03/04/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Impact statement from TAX (HB805ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto


This bill mentions Danville, Henry County, Patrick County, Mecklenburg County, Halifax County, Pittsylvania County, Charlotte County, Northampton County, Gloucester County.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB14.


Ron Quasebarth writes:

Please look at all other expenses before adding yet another tax on the already struggling middle class. Yes, we want the best schools but we also need to consider much of working Virginia is struggling.

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