HB 1634 (Edmunds) originally authorized all counties and cities to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate as determined by the governing body, if initiated by a resolution of the local governing body and approved by the voters at a referendum. Revenue from the tax would be used solely for capital projects for the construction or improvement of schools.
While VACo was supportive of the original bill, it was amended at a January 23 meeting of the House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee #2 to only apply to Halifax County and for any additional sales tax to not exceed 2 percent.
On February 5, the bill passed the House of Delegates on a vote of 74-23.
VACo Contact: Jeremy Bennett