Cigarette tax; penalties for unstamped cigarettes. (HB820)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Cigarette tax; penalties for unstamped cigarettes.  Creates more civil penalties for unstamped cigarettes as follows: $2.50 per pack, up to $500, for the first violation by a legal entity within a 36-month period; $5 per pack, up to $1,000, for the second violation by the legal entity within a 36-month period; and $10 per pack, up to $50,000, for the third or subsequent violation by the legal entity within a 36-month period. If willful intent exists to defraud the Commonwealth, the penalty is $25 per pack, up to $250,000.  The same penalties apply to any person who sells, purchases, transports, receives, or possesses unstamped cigarettes. Amends § 58.1-1013, § 58.1-1017, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2010Committee
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101370D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB820)
01/19/2010Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2010Reported from Finance with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Read second time
02/03/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB820E
02/03/2010Printed as engrossed 10101370D-E
02/04/2010Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/04/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB820E)
02/17/2010Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Read third time
02/19/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Enrolled
02/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB820ER)
02/22/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB820ER)
02/23/2010Signed by Speaker
02/23/2010Signed by President
03/04/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 35 (effective 7/1/10)
03/04/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0035)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB476.