2008 Regular Session


File Code: Business Regulation and Occupations
Sponsored By:
Delegates Tarrant, Ali, Barnes, Cane, Cardin, Carr, Frush, Gilchrist, Harrison, Haynes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, Manno, McHale, McIntosh, Morhaim, Niemann, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Ramirez, Rice, Rosenberg, Rudolph, Simmons, Stukes, Taylor, F. Turner, V. Turner, Waldstreicher, and Walker
Cigarette - Definition


Altering the definition of cigarette in connection with tobacco taxes, the regulation of cigarette businesses, and the sale of cigarettes below cost, and specified cigarette fire safety standards to include specified tobacco products that are wrapped in specified substances and weigh less than a specified amount and specified tobacco products likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as cigarettes; and providing for a delayed effective date for specified provisions of the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/25 at 2:30 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Traders; etc
Fire Protection
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers` Licenses
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Regulation
( 16-101 , 16-601 )
Commercial Law
( 11-501 )
Tax - General
( 12-101 , 12-101 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered