VA SB1588 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 17 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-02-13 - VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (88-Y 10-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Partial exemption from real property taxes for flood Partial exemption from real property taxes for flood mitigation efforts. Codifies an amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by the voters on November 6, 2018, which enables a locality to provide by ordinance a partial exemption from real property taxes for flooding abatement, mitigation, or resiliency efforts for improved real estate that is subject to recurrent flooding. The bill provides that exemptions may only be granted for qualifying flood improvements. Qualifying flood improvements are defined in the bill as improvements that do not increase the size of any impervious area and are made to qualifying structures or to land. Qualifying structures are defined as structures that were completed prior to July 1, 2018 or were completed more than 10 years prior to the completion of the improvements. For improvements made to land, the improvements must be made primarily for the benefit of one or more qualifying structures. No exemption shall be granted for any improvements made prior to

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Real property taxes; partial exemption for flood mitigation efforts.


Roll Calls

2019-02-13 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (88-Y 10-N) (Y: 88 N: 10 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-13 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 10-N) (Y: 87 N: 10 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-11 - House - House: Reported from Finance (18-Y 3-N) (Y: 18 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-06 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N) (Y: 6 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-18 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (Y: 31 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-16 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-15 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (Y: 14 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-13HouseVOTE: PASSAGE #2 (88-Y 10-N)
2019-02-13HousePassed House (88-Y 10-N)
2019-02-13HouseReconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
2019-02-13HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 10-N)
2019-02-13HousePassed House (87-Y 10-N)
2019-02-13HouseRead third time
2019-02-12HouseRead second time
2019-02-11HouseReported from Finance (18-Y 3-N)
2019-02-06HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
2019-02-01HouseAssigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
2019-01-22HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2019-01-22HouseRead first time
2019-01-22HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-01-18SenateRead third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)
2019-01-17SenateRead second time and engrossed
2019-01-16SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-01-15SenateReported from Finance (14-Y 2-N)
2019-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Finance
2019-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103418D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5813228.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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