Tobacco products tax; moist snuff tax shall be computed based on net weight listed by manufacturer. (SB478)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tobacco products tax; moist snuff.  Changes the tax on moist snuff from 10 percent of the manufacturer's sales price to $0.17 per ounce, and dedicates each fiscal year 50 percent of the amount by which the total amount of revenue collected from the tobacco products tax exceeds the total amount of revenue collected from such tax on smokeless tobacco in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, to be used for the enforcement of tobacco-related laws. The bill also requires tobacco products manufacturers to file an annual report detailing the identity of each entity in the Commonwealth to which the manufacturer shipped tobacco products, and the amount of tobacco products shipped, by type of product and brand. The provisions of the bill would become effective on January 1, 2011. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102222D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/25/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB478)
02/08/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB478)
02/10/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10105234D-S1
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105234D-S1
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB478S1
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB478S1)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
02/18/2010Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/18/2010Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
03/01/2010Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Passed House (92-Y 6-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB478ER)
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB478ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 4-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (90-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB478ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 804 (effective 1/1/11)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB626.