Tobacco Board; composition, increases excise tax on bright flue-cured & type 21 dark-fired tobacco. (SB948)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Tobacco Board; commodity board member nominations and terms; excise tax. Alters the member nomination process, tax rate, and other functions of the Tobacco Board (the Board). The bill removes the 90-day deadline for submission of industry nominees for a seat on the Board, as well as the requirement that there be two or more nominations for each seat. The bill removes from the Board the power to appoint a secretary and other employees. Finally, the bill raises the excise tax on tobacco from 20 cents to 40 cents per 100 pounds of tobacco harvested; authorizes the Board, at its discretion, to waive interest on the tax when it is paid late or is left unpaid; and provides criteria for such waiver. Amends § 3.2-2401, § 3.2-2405, § 3.2-2407.1, § 3.2-2410, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/31/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100711D
12/31/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB948)
01/12/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/12/2017Committee substitute printed 17104043D-S1
01/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2017Read second time
01/17/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/17/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104043D-S1
01/17/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB948S1
01/18/2017Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB948S1)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Passed House (92-Y 3-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Enrolled
02/13/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB948ER)
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB948ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 66 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0066)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 46 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

SO I ASK YOU TO VOTE NO. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM SOUTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR BARKER.

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria): MR. PRESIDENT, SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO THE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria): MR. PRESIDENT, I'LL BE SHORT AND DIRECT TO THE POINT. I THINK AS INDICATED BIT SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, THE TIMELINE SPECIFIED IN THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE IS NOT POSSIBLE. IT'S SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE MET IN A THREE-YEAR TIME PERIOD HERE AND CANNOT BE MET BY SEVERAL YEARS, NOT A MATTER OF DAYS, WEEKS OR MONTHS. THEREFORE, I THINK THIS BILL IS -- AND IT HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE FOR US TO ADOPT SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO AND THAT HAS MAJOR FISCAL IMPLICATIONS TO THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND THAT WE