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 HB 1681.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2019-01-29Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)Yea: 16 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-30Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-01Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-11House: Reported from Finance (17-Y 4-N)Yea: 17 No: 4 Other: 0Document
2019-02-13House: VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 12-N)Yea: 84 No: 12 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2019-03-08Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)
2019-03-08Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 272 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-20Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-02-20Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
2019-02-19Signed by President
2019-02-18Signed by Speaker
2019-02-18Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1656ER)
2019-02-13VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 12-N)
2019-02-13Passed House (84-Y 12-N)
2019-02-13Read third time
2019-02-12Read second time
2019-02-11Reported from Finance (17-Y 4-N)
2019-02-06Referred to Committee on Finance
2019-02-06Read first time
2019-02-06Placed on Calendar
2019-02-01Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-01-31Read second time and engrossed
2019-01-30Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-01-29Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
2019-01-09Referred to Committee on Finance
2019-01-09Presented and ordered printed 19103802D


Name District
John CosgroveSD-014