Sales and Use Tax; additional local tax in Halifax County. (HB1634)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston) with support from co-patron Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional sales and use tax in Halifax County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Halifax County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the governing body, if initiated by a resolution of the local governing body and approved by the voters at a referendum. The bill requires the governing body to specify in the enacting ordinance the time period, not to exceed 20 years, for which the tax would be imposed. Revenue from the tax shall be used solely for capital projects for new construction or major renovation of schools in Halifax County. The bill removes the limit on the amount that Halifax County may appropriate to an incorporated town that has not complied with the provisions of its charter relating to the elections of local officials. Under current law, such amount is limited to the amount the town would have received from local sales and use tax for educational purposes if such election had been held. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/07/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100979D
11/07/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1634)
01/18/2019Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1634)
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/30/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (9-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Reconsidered by Finance
02/01/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19104414D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104414D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1634H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (74-Y 23-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1634H1)
02/12/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Passed by for the day
02/15/2019Passed by for the day
02/18/2019Passed by for the day
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2019Pending question ordered (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2019Passed Senate with amendment (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Passed Senate with amendment (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (75-Y 24-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Reconsideration of Senate amendment agreed to by House
02/20/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (77-Y 23-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (77-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1634ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1634ER)
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0648)


Bill writes:

Sales taxes gone from 4.5 to 6%,a 33% increase. Not enough?