Motion picture production tax credit; media-related exemptions, extends sunset provision. (HB1318)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motion picture production tax credit; media related exemptions. Extends from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2027, the sunset of the motion picture production tax credit and transfers the certifying authority for the credit from the Virginia Film Office to the Virginia Tourism Authority. The bill also extends from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2027, the sunset for certain sales tax exemptions related to film production and distribution. This bill is identical to SB 923. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104172D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1318)
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1318)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20105703D-H1
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on Finance substitute agreed to 20105703D-H1
02/10/2020Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1318EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20105703D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (73-Y 26-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (73-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1318EH1)
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/21/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2020Passed Senate with amendments (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2020House acceded to request
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2020Delegates: Aird, Keam, Campbell, R.R.
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Lucas, Barker, Newman
03/04/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (67-Y 26-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (67-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1318ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/24/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1318ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 966 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0966)