Cigarettes, tax-paid contraband; penalty for possession with intent to distribute, exception. (SB489)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession with intent to distribute tax-paid, contraband cigarettes; authorized holder. Clarifies that it is not necessary to prove that the perpetrator is not an authorized holder in order for such perpetrator to be guilty of the crime of possession with intent to distribute tax-paid contraband cigarettes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102695D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
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 amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB489E
02/03/2014Printed as engrossed 14102695D-E
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2014Referred from Finance
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/17/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 1-N)
02/21/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Read second time
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2014Passed House with amendments (94-Y 6-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB489ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)


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 2 minutes.