Investigators; powers, enforcement of certain tobacco laws. (HB1018)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Powers of investigators; enforcement of certain tobacco laws. Authorizes investigators with the Office of the Attorney General to seize cigarettes that are unlawfully sold, possessed, distributed, transported, imported, or otherwise held and to accompany and participate with special agents of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board or other law-enforcement officials engaging in an enforcement action involving counterfeit and unstamped cigarettes. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation, House Bill HB1018, is estimated to have no fiscal impact on the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Law.

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Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100798D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1018)
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1018ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1018ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/24)

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