Real property taxes; notice of proposed increase, notice of public hearing. (HB1010)

Introduced By

Sen. Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property taxes; notice of proposed increase. Adjusts the notice requirements for public hearings held to increase property taxes in localities that conduct their reassessment of real estate more than once every four years. The bill requires such localities to provide notice of any such hearing on a different day and in a different notice from any notice published for the annual budget hearing. Under current law, such hearings are required when a locality seeks to raise its property tax rate above a rate that would collect more than 101 percent of the amount of taxes collected for the previous year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103864D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
01/24/2022Impact statement from TAX (HB1010)
02/09/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22106435D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106435D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1010H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2022Impact statement from TAX (HB1010H1)
02/22/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1010ER)
02/28/2022Signed by Speaker
02/28/2022Signed by President
03/01/2022Impact statement from TAX (HB1010ER)
03/09/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
03/09/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 29 (effective 7/1/22)
03/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)


Michael Albin writes:

This is an outstanding proposal which, if enacted into law, would relive taxpayers of excessive property tax exploitation by local governments. I live in FFX County where imposts on my 60-year-old suburban home have risen much faster than inflation or my retirement income. Thanks for proposing it.
Michael Albin
FFX County Taxpayers Alliance.

Bill Peabody writes:

A referendum is much more democratic than a posting in some dead newspaper.