VA SB268 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on January 23 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-19 - Title replaced 20108161D-H1
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Sales tax exemption; gun safes. Establishes an exemption from retail sales tax for a gun safe with a selling price of $1,000 or less. The bill defines a gun safe as a safe or vault that is (i) commercially available, (ii) secured with a digital or dial combination locking mechanism or biometric locking mechanism, and (iii) designed for the storage of a firearm or of ammunition for use in a firearm. Under the bill, a gun safe does not include a glass-faced cabinet. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2025.

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Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain gun safes.


Roll Calls

2020-02-19 - Senate - Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (31-Y 6-N) (Y: 30 N: 6 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-17 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (Y: 98 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-12 - House - House: Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-19SenateTitle replaced 20108161D-H1
2020-02-19SenateHouse substitute agreed to by Senate (31-Y 6-N)
2020-02-17HouseVOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N)
2020-02-17HousePassed House with substitute (99-Y 1-N)
2020-02-17HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB268H1
2020-02-17HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20108161D-H1
2020-02-17HouseRead third time
2020-02-14HouseRead second time
2020-02-12HouseCommittee substitute printed 20108161D-H1
2020-02-12HouseReported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2020-02-12HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2020-02-12HouseRead first time
2020-02-12HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-01-24SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2020-01-23SenatePrinted as engrossed 20102386D-E
2020-01-23SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB268E
2020-01-23SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-01-23SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-01-23SenateRead second time
2020-01-22SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-01-21SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-08SenateMoved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
2020-01-03SenateReferred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
2020-01-03SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102386D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
581609.10(n/a)See Bill Text

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