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TRADE AND COMMERCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


ABC stores; privatization. Amending  4.1-100, 4.1-103, 4.1-111, 4.1-115, 4.1-121, 4.1-122, 4.1-206, 4.1-207, 4.1-231, 4.1-233, 4.1-234, 4.1-235, 4.1-303 and 4.1-330; adding  4.1-119.1, 4.1-120.1, 4.1-204.1 and 4.1-214.1; repealing  4.1-119 and 4.1-120. (Patron-Louderback, HB 1267 (CD))
ABC stores; privatization, report on implementation. Amending 4.1-100, 4.1-103, 4.1-111, 4.1-115, 4.1-116, 4.1-119, 4.1-121, 4.1-122, 4.1-206, 4.1-221, 4.1-231, 4.1-233, 4.1-234, 4.1-235, 4.1-303 and 4.1-330; adding  4.1-103.2, 4.1-103.3, 4.1-119.1, 4.1-210.1 and 4.1-210.2; repealing  4.1-119 and 4.1-120. (Patron-Louderback, HB 1985 (F))
Advertising materials; penalty for unsolicited transmission to a facsimile device. Amending  8.01-40.2 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1363 (CD); Nutter, HB 2618 (Chapter 800); Trumbo, SB 612 (CD))
Business license fees, local; telecommuting enhancement exemption. Amending  58.1-3703. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1387 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; license fees, rates and requirements. Amending  58.1-3703 and 58.1-3706. (Patron-Shuler, HB 2735 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; limitation on local imposition on rental property. Amending 58.1-3703. (Patron-Drake, HB 2713 (F))
Business taxes; appeal of local assessments. Amending 58.1-3703.1 and 58.1-3983.1. (Patron-Ware, HB 1998 (F))
Business taxes; hearing of appeals. Amending  58.1-3983.1. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1932 (Chapter 196))
Business trusts; changes in provisions. Amending  12.1-43, 13.1-1204, 13.1-1213, 13.1-1214, 13.1-1217, 13.1-1254 and 13.1-1261; repealing  13.1-1260. (Patron-Stosch, SB 855 (Chapter 373))
Businesses; fees for counsel when their reputation, trade, etc., has been injured by acts of another. Amending  18.2-500. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1233 (Chapter 578))
Businesses; names be distinguishable upon records of State Corporation Commission. Amending  6.1-112, 13.1-316, 13.1-544.1, 13.1-630, 13.1-762, 13.1-829, 13.1-924, 13.1-1012, 13.1-1104, 13.1-1214 and 50-73.2. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1753 (Chapter 592))
Credit Services Businesses Act; changes in provisions. Amending 59.1-335.2. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2193 (Chapter 359))
Economic Development Partnership; to create a special marketing division located in Norton City. Amending  2.2-2238. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1316 (CD))
Electricity prices; manipulation unlawful. Adding  59.1-9.7:1. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2046 (F))
Electronic mail; prohibits sending unsolicited commercial mail, penalties. Adding  59.1-519 through 59.1-528. (Patron-Devolites, HB 533 (CD); Byrne, SB 567 (CD))
Electronic Mail Act, Commercial; created. Amending  59.1-200; adding  59.1-525 through 59.1-533. (Patron-Byrne, SB 924 (F))
Electronic mail messages; creates Anti-Spamming Act. Amending 59.1-200; adding  59.1-525 through 59.1-535. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2523 (F))
Enterprise zones; business and real property investment tax credit. Amending  59.1-280 and 59.1-280.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 466 (CD))
Enterprise zones; business tax credit for high investment/limited job creation qualified business firm. Amending  59.1-280. (Patron-Stosch, SB 859 (Chapter 676))
Enterprise zones; designation. Amending  59.1-274. (Patron-Rapp, HB 351 (CD); Bland, HB 1064 (CD))
Enterprise zones; extends designation. Amending  59.1-274 and 59.1-275. (Patron-Bloxom, HB 1988 (Chapter 763); Quayle, SB 903 (Chapter 748))
Enterprise zones; real property investment tax credit. Amending 59.1-280.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 485 (CD))
Enterprise zones; redesignation. Amending  59.1-274.2. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2717 (F))
Enterprise zones; residential use qualification. Adding 59.1-279.2. (Patron-Suit, HB 467 (CD))
Entrepreneurial Encouragement Program; created to provide tax incentives to start-up businesses. Adding  58.1-422. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1426 (F))
Equipment Dealers Protection Act; notice and right to cure. Amending  59.1-352.3. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2521 (Chapter 797))
Estate tax; exemptions include agricultural property, a closely held business or a noncorporate business. Amending  58.1-902. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1309 (F))
Estate tax; extends payment on estates of farm assets or a closely held small business. Amending  58.1-905. (Patron-Watts, HB 2769 (F))
Extended Service Contract Act; financial responsibility requirements. Amending  59.1-437. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1935 (Chapter 411))
Forestry, Department of; Secretary of Natural Resources responsible therefor rather than Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-215 and 10.1-1100. (Patron-Dillard, HB 449 (CD))
Handguns; purchase by certain law-enforcement officers. Amending 59.1-148.3. (Patron-Rerras, SB 1076 (Chapter 106))
Health insurance; fair business practices. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1328 (F))
Health Spa Act; changes in provisions. Amending  59.1-296, 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297, 59.1-298 and 59.1-305; adding 59.1-297.1 and 59.1-297.2. (Patron-Byrne, SB 1034 (Chapter 344))
Income tax, corporate; reduces new employee threshold in order to receive major business facility job tax credit. Amending 58.1-439. (Patron-Carrico, HB 219 (CD); Amundson, HB 684 (CD); Amundson, HB 685 (CD))
Income tax, corporate; reduces new employee threshold in order to receive major business facility job tax credit, extends sunset provisions. Amending  58.1-439. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2067 (F))
Income tax, corporate; reduces new employee threshold in order to receive major business facility job tax credit, repeals sunset provisions. Amending  58.1-439. (Patron-Dudley, HB 94 (CD))
Income tax, corporate; Tiered Incentive Program created to provide tax credits for creation of jobs in economically distressed localities, report on impact and effect of Program. Adding 58.1-514 through 58.1-520. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1235 (CD))
Income tax, state; businesses with 100 or more taxpayers to remit payment electronically. Amending  58.1-202.1. (Patron-Hull, HB 2351 (Chapter 36); Howell, SB 833 (Chapter 39))
Investment Performance Grants; allows eligible manufacturers in fiscally distressed area to receive. Amending  2.2-5100, 2.2-5101 and 2.2-5102. (Patron-Bland, HB 2328 (Chapter 17))
Limited liability companies; merger with business trusts. Amending  8.9A-406, 8.9A-408, 13.1-603, 13.1-722, 13.1-1001.1, 13.1-1002, 13.1-1003, 13.1-1012, 13.1-1067, 13.1-1070, 13.1-1072, 13.1-1073, 50-73.1, 50-73.2, 50-73.48:1, 50-73.48:3, 50-73.48:4, 50-73.84, 50-73.128, 50-73.130 and 50-73.144; adding  13.1-1010.4 and 13.1-1023.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 861 (Chapter 340))
Live Horseracing Compact; duties of committee concerning participants in live racing. Amending  59.1-394.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 2749 (Chapter 722))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; powers and duties and certification of minority businesses. Amending  2.2-1402 and 2.2-1403. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2468 (F))
Minority business procurement; identification and report of state agencies failing to submit progress reports. Amending 2.2-1405. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2470 (Chapter 435))
Minority-owned businesses; development of disparity assessment to determine status of participation in procurement transactions. (Patron-McDonnell, HJR 646 ; Stolle, SJR 359 )
Motor fuel tax; requires DMV to supply stickers to businesses for display on each fuel dispensing pump. Amending  59.1-167.1; adding  46.2-116. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1642 (F))
Motor vehicle glass; prohibited conduct on sale or installation. Adding  59.1-207.5:1. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2266 (Chapter 707))
Motor vehicles; disclosure of damage or salvage status prior to sale. Amending  46.2-200 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1618 (F))
Motor vehicles; situs for assessment of those used for business. Amending  58.1-3511. (Patron-Drake, HB 2323 (Chapter 34); Colgan, SB 1033 (Chapter 43))
Overhead High Voltage Line Safety Act; certain notification to owner or operator of line prior to working. Amending  59.1-407 and 59.1-408. (Patron-Hull, HB 436 (CD))
Overhead High Voltage Line Safety Act; increases clearance distance for performance of work. Amending  59.1-407 through 59.1-411 and 59.1-414. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2539 (Chapter 364))
Personal Goods Sales Act; created. Amending  59.1-200; adding 59.1-519 through 59.1-522. (Patron-Watts, HB 774 (CD))
Personal Goods Sales Act; created. Amending  59.1-200; adding 59.1-525 through 59.1-530. (Patron-Watts, HB 2255 (F))
Petroleum Products Franchise Act; minimum distance between facilities, liability for liquidated damages. Amending 59.1-21.10, 59.1-21.12 and 59.1-21.16:2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1889 (Chapter 410))
Public accommodations; prohibits discrimination from access or admission due to person’s association with or operation of a motorcycle. Adding  59.1-519 and 59.1-520. (Patron-Stump, HB 849 (CD))
Public Accommodations Act, Equal Access to; created. Adding 59.1-525 and 59.1-526. (Patron-Stump, HB 1894 (F))
Racing Commission; acquisition of interest in licensee, new application required. Amending  59.1-386. (Patron-Suit, HB 2212 (Chapter 705))
Racing Commission; regulations concerning pari-mutuel wagering. Amending  59.1-369, 59.1-391 and 59.1-395. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1152 (Chapter 682))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; absorption of sales tax by merchant for a certain period in August each year. Amending  58.1-626. (Patron-Reid, HB 2117 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include purchases by advertising businesses of printed material distributed outside State. Amending  58.1-609.6. (Patron-Stosch, SB 862 (I) See SB742)
Roller Skating Safety Act; created. Adding  59.1-519 through 59.1-524. (Patron-Williams, SB 1228 (F))
Small Business Financing Authority; includes not-for-profit entities. Amending  2.2-2279, 2.2-2285, 2.2-2287, 2.2-2292, 2.2-2294 and 2.2-2295. (Patron-Howell, SB 838 (Chapter 339))
Solar Energy Utilization Grant Program; created. Adding 59.1-284.20, 59.1-284.21 and 59.1-284.22. (Patron-Plum, HB 746 (CD))
Technology-Based Businesses; Report on (HJR 206, 2002). (HD 16)
Telephone Privacy Protection Act; prohibits telephone solicitors from soliciting from database of persons who do not wish to be called. Amending  59.1-200, 59.1-510, 59.1-512, 59.1-514, 59.1-516 and 59.1-517; adding  59.1-513.1, 59.1-514.1, 59.1-514.2, 59.1-518.1 and 59.1-518.2. (Patron-Byrne, SB 918 (F))
Telephone Privacy Protection Act; prohibits telephone solicitors from soliciting from database of persons who do not wish to be called. Amending  59.1-200, 59.1-510, 59.1-512, 59.1-514, 59.1-516 and 59.1-517; adding  59.1-513.1, 59.1-514.1, 59.1-514.2, 59.1-519 and 59.1-520. (Patron-Byrne, SB 423 (CD))
Telephone Privacy Protection Act; prohibits telephone solicitors from soliciting from persons on a Do-Not-Call List. Amending 59.1-510, 59.1-512, 59.1-514 and 59.1-516; adding  59.1-513.1, 59.1-514.1, 59.1-518.1 and 59.1-518.2. (Patron-Plum, HB 2311 (F))
Telephone Privacy Protection Act; prohibits telephone solicitors from soliciting from persons on a Do-Not-Call List. Amending 59.1-510, 59.1-512, 59.1-514 and 59.1-516; adding  59.1-513.1, 59.1-514.1, 59.1-519 and 59.1-520. (Patron-Plum, HB 1112 (CD))
Telephone Privacy Protection Act; prohibits unsolicited cellular telephone and pager text message advertisements. Amending 59.1-510 and 59.1-513; adding  59.1-514.1. (Patron-Byrne, SB 925 (F))
Travel Agency Act; created. Amending  59.1-200; adding 59.1-454.1 through 59.1-454.14. (Patron-Miles, HB 2334 (F))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04