Cigarette taxes; definitions of noncombustible tobacco products, extends study report date. (SB1371)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cigarette taxes; definitions of noncombustible tobacco products. Defines, for purposes of cigarette taxes, alternative nicotine product, heated tobacco product, liquid nicotine, and nicotine vapor product. The bill also provides that the definition of cigarette includes only nicotine-containing products that produce smoke from combustion. The bill extends from November 2018 to November 2019 the conclusion of a study by the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences of options for the modernization of cigarette taxes and possible reforms to the taxation of tobacco products that will provide fairness and equity for all local governments. The bill incorporates SB 1252. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102721D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1371)
01/22/2019Committee substitute printed 19105549D-S1
01/22/2019Incorporates SB1252 (Reeves)
01/22/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105549D-S1
01/24/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1371S1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/04/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1371S1)
02/11/2019Reported from Finance (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House (93-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1371ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1371ER)
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 790 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 790 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0790)