Tobacco Board; composition, increases excise tax on bright flue-cured & type 21 dark-fired tobaccos. (HB2254)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tobacco Board; composition; excise tax. Subjects the Tobacco Board to general provisions governing the terms, quorum, officers, and reimbursement of expenses of members of commodity boards. The bill removes the requirement that each tobacco organization submit two or more Tobacco Board nominees at least 90 days before the expiration of the member's term for which the nomination is being provided. The bill also removes the Tobacco Board's authority to appoint a secretary and other such employees. The bill increases the excise tax on bright flue-cured and type 21 dark-fired tobacco harvested in the Commonwealth from 20 cents to 40 cents per 100 pounds and allows the Tobacco Board to waive the interest penalty, or portion thereof, that accrues as a result of nonpayment of the excise tax in its discretion for good cause shown. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101881D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2254)
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104064D-H1
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104064D-H1
01/27/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2254H1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2254H1)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Read third time
02/07/2017Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2254ER)
02/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2254ER)
02/08/2017Signed by Speaker
02/08/2017Signed by President
02/09/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/9/17
02/09/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 16, 2017
02/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 7/1/17)
02/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)