Constitutional amendment; personal property tax exemption for motor vehicle of a disabled veteran. (SJ278)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle of a veteran who is disabled. Provides that one motor vehicle of a veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability shall be exempt from state and local taxes. The amendment provides that only automobiles and pickup trucks qualify for the exemption. Additionally, the exemption is only applicable on the date the motor vehicle is acquired or the effective date of the amendment, whichever is later, and is not applicable for any period of time prior to the effective date of the amendment. Read the Bill »


03/09/2019: Passed the General Assembly


01/06/2019Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/09/19 19101984D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19101842D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Committee substitute printed 19105271D-S1
01/24/2019Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105271D-S1
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ278S1
01/28/2019Read third time
01/28/2019Agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Placed on Calendar
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Committee substitute printed 19106687D-H1
02/19/2019Taken up
02/19/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106687D-H1
02/19/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ278H1
02/19/2019Agreed to by House with substitute (97-Y 1-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House insisted on substitute
02/21/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Reeves, DeSteph, Spruill
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Filler-Corn, Rush, O'Quinn
02/21/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 3-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Passed by temporarily
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ278ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/26/2019Assigned Chapter 823 (effective 7/1/18)
03/26/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)
03/26/2019Assigned Chapter 823 (effective 7/1/19)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ424.