Local government; regulation by ordinance for locations of tobacco products, etc. (HB947)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Chad Green (R-Newport News), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government powers; regulation of tobacco, nicotine, and hemp product retail sale locations. Allows a locality to regulate the retail sale locations of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, or hemp products intended for smoking for any such retail sale location and may prohibit a retail sale location on property within 1,000 linear feet of a child day center or a public, private, or parochial school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101420D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Committee substitute printed 24106162D-H1
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time
01/31/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106162D-H1
01/31/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB947H1
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2024Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB947ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Signed 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 536 (effective 7/1/24)

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