Civil penalty; untaxed tobacco products. (SB285)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


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


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101320D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB285)
01/14/2014Rereferred from Fin. (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14104577D-S1
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104577D-S1
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB285S1
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB285S1)
02/17/2014Reported from Finance (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Read second time
02/19/2014Read third time
02/19/2014Passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/19/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB285ER)
02/21/2014Signed by Speaker
02/23/2014Signed by President
02/24/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB285ER)
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 177 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0177)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB898.