Veterans

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
SB 4 - McPike - Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain surviving spouses (voter referendum). (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(S) Signed by President02/28/24
notes: Provides for a referendum at the November 5, 2024, election to approve or reject an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia that would expand the real property tax exemption that is currently available to the surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action to be available to the surviving spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty with a Line of Duty determination from the U.S. Department of Defense.
SB 229 - Hashmi - Breakthrough Therapies for Veteran Suicide Prevention, Advisory Council on; placement of Council. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) Continued to 2025 in Rules02/23/24
notes: Establishes the Advisory Council on Breakthrough Therapies for Veteran Suicide Prevention to advise the State Health Commissioner on the regulations and infrastructure necessary to support clinical access to and provider training for the use of rapid-acting therapies that have been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, or treatment-resistant depression and whose active ingredients are currently controlled under Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act. The bill requires the State Health Commissioner to report annually by December 1 to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding its activities and recommendations. The Council sunsets on July 1, 2027.
SJ 3 - McPike - Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain surviving spouses (second reference). (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)02/21/24
notes: Expands the current tax exemption for real property available to the surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action to the surviving spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty with a Line of Duty determination from the U.S. Department of Defense.