Tax-paid contraband cigarettes; possession with intent to distribute, penalties. (SB347)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Counterfeit and contraband cigarettes; penalties.  Imposes criminal penalties for possessing and selling contraband and counterfeit cigarettes, establishes legal limits for possession of tax-paid cigarettes by parties outside the legitimate distribution chain, and establishes a limit on retail sales of tax-paid cigarettes. The bill revises the definition of counterfeit cigarettes and creates the Cigarette Enforcement Fund to receive civil penalties and aid the law-enforcement agencies that discover and investigate violations of excise tax requirements. Amends § 18.2-246.13, § 18.2-246.14, § 18.2-246.15, § 19.2-386.21, § 58.1-1000, § 58.1-1007, § 58.1-1017, § 58.1-1037, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101390D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB347)
01/28/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB347)
02/06/2012Committee substitute printed 12105125D-S1
02/06/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB347S1)
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105323D-S2
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105125D-S1
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105323D-S2
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB347S2
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/20/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB347S2)
02/20/2012Referred from Finance
02/20/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read second time
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Enrolled
03/05/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB347ER)
03/05/2012Impact statement from TAX (SB347ER)
03/05/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0472)

Video

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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB479.