Churches and other religious bodies. (HB1294)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Churches and other religious bodies. Exempts churches, religious associations, and religious denominations from all state and local taxes, fees, and other charges. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/31/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100044D
10/31/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1294)
01/20/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2015Impact statement from DHCD (HB1294)
01/30/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Finance


Secular Coalition for Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Secular Coalition for Virginia strongly opposes this bill because it further privileges religious groups over that of non-religious groups. If the General Assembly wants to give religious groups a pass on taxes or fees then the bill should be extended to include all non-profit groups. This particular bill is overly broad and exempts any religious institution from any state or local taxes thus creating a far greater burden for the rest of the community.