Master Settlement Agreement; regulation of cigarette manufacturers. (SB1059)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Master Settlement Agreement; regulation of cigarette manufacturers.  Permits a tobacco manufacturer to request removal from the Virginia Tobacco Directory under certain circumstances, such as the cessation of business operations, without penalty. Resellers may continue to vend cigarettes from such a manufacturer under limited conditions. Any manufacturer, wholesaler or retail dealer selling cigarettes for resale of a manufacturer or brand family that has been removed from the Directory shall notify the purchaser, who shall receive a refund. Any failure of the manufacturer to provide the purchaser with the refund shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each violation. The bill also extends the safe harbor for selling lawfully stamped cigarettes that have been removed from the Directory from 14 days to 45 days. Amends § 3.2-4207, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103546D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2011Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2011Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/10/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1059)
02/14/2011Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1059ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1059ER)
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Passed by temporarily
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1059ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 846 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0846)


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 55 seconds.