§ 30-19.03:1.1. Bills requiring net reduced revenues by local governments to be filed by first calendar day of sess...
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 regular session unless the bill has been filed on or before the first calendar day of any session of the General Assembly, unless requested by the Governor or filed in accordance with the rules of the General Assembly. A bill shall be deemed to mandate a net reduction of revenues if it has the effect of requiring any county, city, or town to (i) relinquish an existing or potential source of local revenue by classification or exclusion or (ii) diminish an existing or potential source of revenue by classification or exclusion.
For the purposes of this section, "net reduction of revenues" means the reduction anticipated in local revenues, including, but not limited to, general levies, special levies, revenues received pursuant to §§ 58.1-605 and 58.1-606 and administrative and user fees, to be incurred annually, less any new local revenues receivable and any offsetting savings resulting from the reduction of local revenues, caused by the classification or exclusion being proposed.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a reduction in local revenues that is required or arises from a court order or judgment, nor to a revenue reduction that is adopted at the option of any county, city, or town under a law that is permissive rather than mandatory, nor to a revenue reduction which is the result of a measure providing tax relief on a statewide basis. Further, and notwithstanding any other law, the General Assembly may consider tax relief measures at any time in which the Assembly is in regular or special session.
The enactment of any statute that mandates a net reduction of revenues for any county, city, or town shall be conclusive proof that the procedural requirements of this section have been satisfied or waived.
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