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Legislation allowing consolidated meals tax and bond referendum questions approved by General Assembly

HB 1390 (Aird) passed the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk.  The bill would permit a county to put before the voters a consolidated question on the implementation of the meals tax and the issuance of debt to be supported with meals tax revenues, rather than asking two separate questions, as is currently set out in Code.  This change would avoid a situation in which voters approve debt, but not the revenues to be used to support the debt, by allowing the county to make the issuance of debt contingent on the approval of the intended revenue source.

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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