Cigarettes and other tobacco products; increases state tax rate. (HB1590)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products; tax rate. Increases the state (i) cigarette tax rate from $0.30 per pack to $2.00 per pack,(ii) the cigarette excise tax on roll-your-own tobacco from 10 percent of the manufacturer's sales price to 60 percent, and tax rate on certain other tobacco products by the same percentage. The additional revenue attributable to the increase in taxes is dedicated to public education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102462D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/28/2015Impact statement from TAX (HB1590)
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Finance