Cigarette taxes; increase of tax in Fairfax and Arlington Counties. (HB1198)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County taxes on cigarettes; increase. Allows Fairfax and Arlington Counties to increase their cigarette tax to double the amount levied under state law. Under current law, Fairfax and Arlington Counties can impose a tax equal to that imposed under state law, currently $0.30. The bill provides that if a county raises its taxes as a result of this bill, the revenues gained thereby shall annually be dedicated to spending on both elementary and secondary education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103265D
01/15/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103265D
01/15/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/22/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB1198)
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2016Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/17/2016Left in Finance