Bill Summary

Income tax credits; housing choice vouchers; eligible housing areas. Expands the definition of “eligible housing area” for purposes of the housing choice voucher tax credit to include census tracts in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area in which less than 10 percent of the population lives below the poverty level. Landlords who rent qualified housing units within such areas are eligible for an income tax credit. Current law only applies to such areas within the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area. This bill is identical to SB 1656.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2019-01-14House: Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N)Yea: 20 No: 2 Other: 0Document
2019-01-18House: VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 8-N)Yea: 87 No: 8 Other: 0Document
2019-02-05Senate: Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N)Yea: 13 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-06Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-07Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2019-02-15Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
2019-02-15Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 19 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-12Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
2019-02-12Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
2019-02-11Signed by President
2019-02-11Signed by Speaker
2019-02-11Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1681ER)
2019-02-07Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-07Read third time
2019-02-06Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2019-02-05Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N)
2019-01-21Referred to Committee on Finance
2019-01-21Constitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-18VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 8-N)
2019-01-18Read third time and passed House (87-Y 8-N)
2019-01-17Read second time and engrossed
2019-01-16Read first time
2019-01-14Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N)
2018-12-05Referred to Committee on Finance
2018-12-05Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101630D


Name District
Jerrauld JonesHD-089
Chris HurstHD-012