Contraband cigarettes, tax-paid; increases penalty for possession with intent to distribute. (HB1783)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)

Progress

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

Description


Tax-paid contraband cigarettes; penalties. Increases the penalty for possession with intent to distribute more than 25 but fewer than 500 cartons of tax-paid cigarettes by a person other than an authorized holder from a Class 2 to a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. The bill also imposes a Class 6 felony for possession, with intent to distribute, of 500 or more cartons of tax-paid cigarettes by a person other than an authorized holder and a Class 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Committee
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102168D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/09/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1783)
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1783)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2013Rereferred from Fin. (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Enrolled
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1783ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1783ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1783ER)
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.