Cigarette laws; administration and enforcement. (HB1955)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administration and enforcement of cigarette laws. Modifies several provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of Virginia's cigarette laws by prohibiting persons convicted of certain offenses from being authorized holders, requiring the Office of the Attorney General to place on its website a list of individuals ineligible to be an authorized holder,and authorizing additional entities to audit and inspect records of persons receiving, storing, selling, handling, or transporting cigarettes. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102593D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1955)
01/26/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 3-N)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Passed Senate (32-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1955ER)
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1955ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/04/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (75-Y 20-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB1955ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)


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 3 minutes.