Unstamped cigarettes; sale, purchase, possession, etc., for purpose of evading taxes, penalties. (SB1018)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Unstamped cigarettes; sale, transport, possession, etc.; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony to sell, purchase, transport, receive, or possess 500 or more packages of unstamped cigarettes and a Class 5 felony for a second offense; under current law, the threshold is 3,000 or more packages and there is no heightened penalty for a second offense. The bill also provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to sell fewer than 500 packages of unstamped cigarettes; under current law the threshold is fewer than 3,000 packages and is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Amends § 58.1-1017, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102141D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1018)
01/15/2013Rereferred from Fin. (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1018)
01/21/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105256D-H1
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1018H1)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105256D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1018H1
02/20/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Passed by temporarily
02/21/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Title replaced 13105256D-H1
02/23/2013Enrolled
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1018ER)
02/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1018ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/27/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1018ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 624 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0624)

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 55 seconds.