2006 Code of Virginia § 30-19.03:1.1 - Bills requiring net reduced revenues by local governments to be filed by first calendar day of sess...

30-19.03:1.1. Bills requiring net reduced revenues by local governments tobe filed by first calendar day of session.

No bill which mandates a net reduction of revenues collected by any county,city, or town shall be considered by the General Assembly at a regularsession unless the bill has been filed on or before the first calendar day ofany session of the General Assembly, unless requested by the Governor orfiled in accordance with the rules of the General Assembly. A bill shall bedeemed to mandate a net reduction of revenues if it has the effect ofrequiring any county, city, or town to (i) relinquish an existing orpotential source of local revenue by classification or exclusion or (ii)diminish an existing or potential source of revenue by classification orexclusion.

For the purposes of this section, "net reduction of revenues" means thereduction anticipated in local revenues, including, but not limited to,general levies, special levies, revenues received pursuant to 58.1-605 and58.1-606 and administrative and user fees, to be incurred annually, less anynew local revenues receivable and any offsetting savings resulting from thereduction of local revenues, caused by the classification or exclusion beingproposed.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to a reduction in localrevenues that is required or arises from a court order or judgment, nor to arevenue reduction that is adopted at the option of any county, city, or townunder a law that is permissive rather than mandatory, nor to a revenuereduction which is the result of a measure providing tax relief on astatewide basis. Further, and notwithstanding any other law, the GeneralAssembly may consider tax relief measures at any time in which the Assemblyis in regular or special session.

The enactment of any statute that mandates a net reduction of revenues forany county, city, or town shall be conclusive proof that the proceduralrequirements of this section have been satisfied or waived.

(1999, c. 1016.)

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