Cigarette tax; increases penalty for failure to properly affix stamps. (HB569)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cigarette tax; penalty for failure to properly affix stamps. Increases from $250 to $500 the penalty for failure to affix tax stamps to 100 or more packs of cigarettes. If the number of unstamped packs exceeds 500, it shall be prima facie of intent to defraud. If a person sells, transports, receives or possesses 3,000 or more packages of unstamped cigarettes, the Tax Department may impose a penalty, not to exceed $2,500 per pack. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065127432
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2006Assigned to Finance sub-committee: #2 (Purkey)
02/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from TAX (HB569)
02/13/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Committee substitute printed 067373432-H1
02/14/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Read second time
02/15/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067373432-H1
02/15/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB569H1
02/16/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Communicated to Senate
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from TAX (HB569H1)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
02/28/2006Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Read third time
03/01/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB569ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from TAX (HB569ER)
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 409 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0409)