Novelty cigarette lighters; prohibiting purchase to persons under age of 18. (HB2578)

Introduced By

Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), and Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Novelty lighters. Provides that any person who knowingly sells, distributes, or gives a novelty lighter to a person he knows or has reason to know is a juvenile, is subject to a fine of no more than $100 and that any juvenile who attempts to purchase a novelty lighter is subject to a fine of no more than $100. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2009Presented and ordered printed 098801540
01/21/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2578)
01/28/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/30/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 090910540-H1
02/03/2009Read first time
02/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2578H1)
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090910540-H1
02/04/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2578H1
02/05/2009Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/05/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 091469540-S1
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091469540-S1
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2578S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2578S1)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Howell, A.T., Gilbert, Lohr
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: McDougle, Norment, Lucas
02/27/2009Passed by for the day
02/27/2009Conference substitute printed 091480540-H2
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2578H2)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2578ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2578ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)