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SB 1231 Cigarettes; possession with intent to distribute contraband, fraudulent purchase.

Introduced by: Bryce E. Reeves | Janet D. Howell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Cigarettes; possession with intent to distribute contraband; fraudulent purchase; penalties. Lowers the felony threshold for possession with intent to distribute tax-paid cigarettes from 500 cartons to 200 cartons and creates a criminal offense and civil penalties for purchasing cigarettes using a forged business license, a forged or invalid Virginia sales and use tax exemption certificate, or a business license or sales and use tax exemption certificate obtained under false pretenses. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission and is identical to HB 1807.


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