2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Sales and Use Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 491
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ross, Barnes, Bronrott, Cardin, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Ivey, Kaiser, Manno, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Ramirez, Rice, Taylor, and F. Turner
Tobacco Tax - Tax Stamps


Requiring that the tobacco tax stamps affixed to specified cigarettes be capable of being read by a scanning or similar device and encrypted with specified information; requiring the Comptroller to consult with the Attorney General regarding counterfeit-resistant tax stamp technologies and the State's enforcement of the Master Settlement Agreement with leading United States tobacco product manufacturers; providing for a delayed effective date; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Stamps and Coins

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Tax - General
( 12-101 , 12-304 )


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