2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 825
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Barnes, Barve, Bromwell, Frush, Gaines, Hecht, Ivey, Proctor, Ross, and F. Turner
Moist Snuff - Taxation and Regulation


Altering the tobacco tax rate for moist snuff from 15% of the wholesale price of the product to 75 cents per ounce of the product; requiring that tobacco tax revenues from moist snuff be distributed to the Cigarette Restitution Fund for specified purposes; requiring that specified revenues be appropriated for activities aimed at cancer research; prohibiting a moist snuff manufacturer from engaging in specified advertising, distribution, promotion, and other activities related to the sale of moist snuff; 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 Economic Matters & Ways and Means
Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Hearing cancelled (Economic Matters)
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/24 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Art, Music and Cultural Affairs -see also- Museums; Theaters
Attorney General
Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Health -see also- Mental Health
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of
Mass Transit -see also- Buses; Railroads
Medical Research
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Rules and Regulations
Signs and Billboards
Sports and Recreation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Regulation
( 16-701 , 16-702 , 16-703 , 16-704 , 16-705 , 16-706 , 16-707 , 16-708 , 16-709 , 16-710 , 16-711 , 16-712 , 16-713 )
State Finance and Procurement
( 7-317 )
Tax - General
( 2-1602.1 , 2-1603 , 12-101 , 12-105 , 12-202 )


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