Cigarette tax, local; authorizes Counties of James City and Spotsylvania to impose. (SB578)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local cigarette tax.  Authorizes each county in the Commonwealth to impose a local cigarette tax at a rate not to exceed the rate of the state cigarette tax, which is $0.30 per pack (based upon 20 cigarettes in a pack). Currently, Arlington and Fairfax are the only counties that may impose a local cigarette tax, and at a rate not to exceed the rate of the state cigarette tax. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102514D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB578)
01/19/2010Introduced bill reprinted 10102514D
01/23/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB578)
01/26/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104577D-S1
01/27/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104577D-S1
01/28/2010Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2010Amendments by Senator Houck agreed to
01/28/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute w/amendments SB578ES1
01/28/2010Printed as engrossed 10104577D-ES1
01/29/2010Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB578ES1)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
02/17/2010Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 2-N)
03/01/2010Tabled in Finance


This bill mentions James City, Spotsylvania, Arlington.


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 30 seconds.