Local governments; equalizes city and county taxing authority. (HB1157)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government taxing authority.  Equalizes city and county taxing authority beginning January 1, 2013, by granting counties the same authority available to cities. In general, cities are not subject to maximum tax rates that may be imposed on meals, transient room rentals, cigarettes, and admissions to events. In general, counties are subject to maximum rates for these taxes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103100D
01/16/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/23/2012Assigned Finance sub: #1
01/28/2012Impact statement from TAX (HB1157)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/06/2012Stricken from docket by Finance


Mary Martin writes:

This bill reminds me of a famous line in the movie Field of Dreams. "If you build it, they will come". If you give them the authority to tax, they will. Bill needs to go away. It is sad to see Republicans sponsoring this bill. Voting for this bill is the same as voting for tax increases, something they all said they would not do.