Cigarette and other tobacco products; increases tax rate. (HB1815)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cigarette and other tobacco products tax rates.  Increases the cigarette tax rate from $0.30 per pack to $1.45 per pack and increases the cigarette excise tax on roll-your-own tobacco from 10 percent to 50 percent. The bill also increases the tax rate on certain other tobacco products from 10 percent of the manufacturer's sales price to 50 percent. The additional revenue attributable to the increase in tax rates on cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco is distributed as follows: 52 percent for Medicaid waivers for intellectual disabilities, 40 percent for Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals and doctors, four percent to the Virginia Department of Health for the Virginia state tobacco quitline, and four percent to the Virginia Healthy Youth Foundation to prevent tobacco use. The additional revenue attributable to the increase in the tax rate on other tobacco products is dedicated to Medicaid waivers for intellectual disabilities. Amends § 32.1-366, § 58.1-1001, § 58.1-1018, § 58.1-1021.02, § 58.1-1021.05, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/11/2011 Committee
  • 01/11/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103872D
  • 01/11/2011 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01/15/2011 Impact statement from TAX (HB1815)
  • 01/17/2011 Assigned Finance sub: #1
  • 01/19/2011 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/24/2011 Tabled in Finance