Counterfeit cigarettes; penalties. (SB1019)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Counterfeit cigarettes; penalties. Provides that any person who knowingly distributes or possesses with the intent to distribute counterfeit cigarettes where the amount is fewer than 10 cartons is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. If the amount is 10 or more cartons, the offense is a Class 6 felony. Amends § 18.2-246.13, § 18.2-246.14, § 18.2-246.15, § 19.2-245.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102143D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1019)
01/21/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-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
02/01/2013Read 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 (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Enrolled
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1019ER)
02/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1019ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/26/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1019ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)

Map

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Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.