Civil penalty; untaxed tobacco products. (HB898)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil penalty; untaxed tobacco products. Creates a civil penalty for the import, transport, possession, or resale of untaxed tobacco products and delineates the respective penalty for first, second, and third or subsequent offenses. The bill also specifies a civil penalty for willful intent to defraud the Commonwealth of taxes levied on tobacco products. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101319D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB898)
01/28/2014Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/03/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104652D-H1
02/04/2014Read first time
02/05/2014Read second time
02/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104652D-H1
02/05/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB898H1
02/06/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/06/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB898H1)
02/11/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2014Read third time
02/13/2014Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB898ER)
02/17/2014Signed by Speaker
02/19/2014Signed by President
02/19/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB898ER)
02/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (effective 7/1/14)
02/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB285.