Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans, surviving spouse's ability to move. (HB1655)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax exemption for disabled veterans; surviving spouses; ability to move to a different residence. Enacts as statutory law an amendment to subdivision (a) of Section 6-A of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by the voters on November 6, 2018, which applies the real property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to such spouse's principal place of residence regardless of whether such spouse moves to a different residence. The provisions of the bill would apply to taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019. The bill makes technical corrections related to the real property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of members of the armed forces killed in action and surviving spouses of certain persons killed in the line of duty. This bill is identical to SB 1270. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101195D
11/29/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/11/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1655)
01/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19103726D-H1
01/14/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/16/2019Read first time
01/17/2019Read second time
01/17/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19103726D-H1
01/17/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1655H1
01/17/2019Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1655)
01/18/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
01/18/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/21/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/04/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1655H1)
02/05/2019Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Read third time
02/07/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1655ER)
02/11/2019Signed by Speaker
02/11/2019Signed by President
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
02/13/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB1655ER)
02/15/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 15 (effective 1/1/19)
02/15/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)