This measure provides that tobacco products, defined in the bill, would be subject to tax at rates of $1.80 per pack of cigarettes or 39 percent of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products. Specifically, current imposes taxes of $0.30 per pack of cigarettes, 10 percent of the wholesale price of certain tobacco products, and various weight-based rates that apply to moist snuff and loose leaf tobacco. The bill broadens the definition of "tobacco [...]
This measure bans flavored tobacco products and creates civil penalties. Specifically, this measure bans the sale or distribution of flavored "tobacco products", which means a cigarette or an alternative nicotine product, a heated tobacco product, liquid nicotine, loose leaf tobacco, moist snuff, nicotine vapor product, or a tobacco product that contains a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor.This measure creates civil penalties of $1,000 for a first offense and $5,000 for a second or subsequent [...]
This measure makes changes to the definitions of "tobacco product" and "cigarette" and changes their taxation rates, defines "electronic smoking device", imposes taxes on "electronic smoking devices", and allows localities to tax cigarettes. Tobacco products, defined in the bill, would be subject to tax at rates of $1.80 per pack of cigarettes or 39 percent of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products. Current law imposes taxes of $0.30 per pack of cigarettes, 10 [...]
This measure would prohibit the sale, distribution, offering for sale or distribution, or causing the sale or distribution of flavored tobacco products. Specifically, this measure provides that no person, tobacco retail establishment, or manufacturer shall sell, distribute, offer to sell or distribute, or cause to be sold or distributed in any tobacco retail establishment, online, or through other means to any consumer in the Commonwealth any flavored tobacco product. No person, tobacco retail establishment, or [...]
VA ALERT! HB 1283 Tobacco products retailers; registration, purchase, possession, and sale of products, penalties.
This measure requires licensing to sell tobacco products at retail, require the purchaser be 21 year old, establishes penalties for selling to an individual young than 21, bans online sales of tobacco products, and amends the definition of tobacco products to include "nicotine vapor products" and "alternative nicotine vapor products". Specifically, this measure prohibits any person from selling any tobacco product at retail: (i) without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Taxation; and [...]
Thank you to everyone that has supported the efforts to have HB 1541 successfully approved by the VA House of Delegates. Congratulations! We now move onto the next step and we need all cigar fans to call their VA Senators and to urge committee members to approve HB 1541 on Friday, February 23rd during the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee meeting. Members of this committee are: Reeves (Chairman), Hanger, Wagner, Locke, McDougle, Black, Favola, [...]