Cigarette tax; Tax Commissioner shall convene a working group to review current policies, report. (HB2038)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local cigarette tax enforcement. Requires local governing bodies to adopt ordinances that adhere to guidelines and rules established by the Department of Taxation related to cigarette tax enforcement. The guidelines and rules include uniform penalties for the violation of stamping requirements and a uniform system of appeals of any adverse action for anyone selling, storing, or possessing cigarettes or transporting cigarettes within or into a taxing jurisdiction for sale or use. Amends § 58.1-3832, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103483D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2011Assigned Finance sub: #1
01/25/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2038)
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104531D-H1
02/04/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104531D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2038H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2038H1)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/16/2011Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2038ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2038ER)
02/25/2011Signed by Speaker
02/25/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 366 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0366)


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 40 seconds.