2010 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 703
Sponsored By:
Delegates Tarrant, Hucker, Benson, Conaway, Glenn, Harrison, Howard, Levi, Manno, Oaks, Robinson, Stukes, and Taylor
Tobacco-Related Products - Definitions and Distribution to Minors


Altering the definition of "cigarette" in connection with tobacco taxes, the regulation of cigarette business, the sale of cigarettes below cost, and specified fire safety standards to include specified tobacco products that are wrapped in specified substances and weigh less than a specified amount; prohibiting the distribution of tobacco- related products to minors; requiring specified persons to inspect a customer's driver's license before distributing specified tobacco- related products; 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
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Fire Protection
Health -see also- Mental Health
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Smoking -see also- Cigarettes

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Regulation
( 16-101 , 16-601 )
Commercial Law
( 11-501 )
Criminal Law
( 10-108 )
Health - General
( 24-1701 , 24-1702 , 24-1703 , 24-1704 , 24-1705 , 24-1706 , 24-1707 )
Article - 24 Political Subdivisions - Miscellaneous Provisions
( 15-102.1 )
Tax - General
( 12-101 , 12-101 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Economic Matters