1998 Regular Session


CHAPTER NUMBER: 659 File Code: Property
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Taylor, Barve, Dewberry, Hurson, Rawlings, Curran, Busch, Guns, Vallario, Harrison, Menes, Kopp, Arnick, Owings, W. Baker, Bozman, E. Burns, Cadden, Conroy, Conway, C. Davis, Dembrow, Doory, Finifter, Franchot, Frank, Frush, Fulton, Goldwater, Hecht, Heller, Howard, Jones, Kagan, Klausmeier, Krysiak, Linton, Love, Mandel, Marriott, McIntosh, V. Mitchell, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam,Patterson, Petzold, Pitkin, Preis, Proctor, Rosenberg, Rudolph, Shriver, Slade, Turner, Weir, Wood, Workman, Donoghue, Valderrama, DeCarlo, McHale, Miller, Healey, Bonsack, McKee, and Cryor
Property Tax Exemptions - Biotechnology and Computer Software - Manufacturing and Research and Development


Altering for property tax purposes the definition of "manufacturing" to include research and development activities; including specified biological processes used for research or manufacture within the definition of manufacturing; including the design, development, or creation of specified computer software within the definition of manufacturing; defining "research and development"; repealing the partial property tax exemption for property used for research and development activities; etc.

History by Legislative Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/4 at 11:30 a.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/4 at 12:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (136-3)
Passed Enrolled
Signed by the Governor Chapter 659
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/19 at 1:30 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (47-0)
Sponsored by:
Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson, District 20
Delegate John S. Arnick, District 7
Delegate Wheeler R. Baker, District 36
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack, District 34
Delegate K. Bennett Bozman, District 38
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Michael Erin Busch, District 30
Delegate Joan Cadden, District 31
Delegate Mary A. Conroy, District 23
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38
Delegate Jean B. Cryor, District 15
Delegate Gerald J. Curran, District 43
Delegate Clarence Davis, District 45
Delegate Diane DeCarlo, District 6
Delegate Dana Lee Dembrow, District 20
Delegate Thomas E. Dewberry, District 47B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Michael J. Finifter, District 11
Delegate Peter Franchot, District 20
Delegate Robert L. Frank, District 11
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tony Edward Fulton, District 40
Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater, District 16
Delegate Ronald A. Guns, District 36
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22A
Delegate Sue C. Hecht, District 3
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate John Adams Hurson, District 18
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Cheryl C. Kagan, District 17
Delegate Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Delegate Nancy K. Kopp, District 16
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Samuel C. Linton, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Adrienne A. Mandel, District 19
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, District 40
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 47A
Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh, District 42
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Pauline H. Menes, District 21
Delegate Ellen L. Willis Miller, District 5
Delegate Van T. Mitchell, District 28
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate George W. Owings, III, District 27B
Delegate Obie Patterson, District 26
Delegate Carol Stoker Petzold, District 19
Delegate Joan B. Pitkin, District 23
Delegate Mary Louise Preis, District 34
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Howard P. Rawlings, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 42
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 35B
Delegate Mark K. Shriver, District 15
Delegate John F. Slade, III, District 29B
Delegate Casper R. Taylor, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13A
Delegate David M. Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Michael H. Weir, District 6
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A
Delegate Betty Workman, District 1B
Bill indexed under the following Subjects:
Bill affects the following Statutes:
Tax - Property
( 1-101 , 1-101 , 1-101 , 7-237 , 9-205 )


Bill Text: First Reading (PDF), Third Reading (PDF), Enrolled (PDF)
Fiscal Note: Available (PDF)
Number: 595845/4 (PDF)     Offered on: February 24, 1998   at: 10:37 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 159610/1 (PDF)     Offered on: March 25, 1998   at: 12:24 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
February 27, 1998: Third Reading Passed (138-0)
April 2, 1998: Third Reading Passed (136-3)
March 27, 1998: Third Reading Passed (47-0)