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TRADE AND COMMERCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP); Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study ways to strengthen affiliation and partnership with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 763 (F))
ABC stores; retail franchising. Amending  4.1-100, 4.1-103, 4.1-111, 4.1-115, 4.1-119, 4.1-121, 4.1-122, 4.1-206, 4.1-221, 4.1-231, 4.1-233, 4.1-234 and 4.1-330; adding  4.1-103.2, 4.1-103.3, 4.1-210.1 and 4.1-210.2. (Patron-Louderback, HB 142 (CD); Louderback, HB 1498 (F))
Abortion clinics; subject to provisions of Consumer Protection Act, prohibited acts and practices. Amending  59.1-198 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2350 (F))
Abortion services; prohibited if physician does not have admitting privileges at nearby hospital. Amending  59.1-200. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2352 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance carriers; ethics and fairness in business practices. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1106 (Chapter 349))
Administrative Process Act; impact on small businesses. Amending 2.2-4007 and 2.2-4027; adding  2.2-4007.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2115 (I) See HB1948; Obenshain, SB 1122 (Chapter 682); O’Brien, SB 1308 (I) See SB1122)
Administrative Process Act; regulatory flexibility for small businesses. Amending  2.2-4007 and 2.2-4027; adding 2.2-4007.1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1948 (Chapter 619))
Biodiesel fuel; minimum content in diesel fuel. Amending 59.1-149; adding  59.1-156.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 694 (CD))
Business entities; changes in requirements for fictitious names. Amending  59.1-69, 59.1-70 and 59.1-74. (Patron-Norment, SB 240 (CD))
Business license tax; appeals to local Commissioner of Revenue or other assessing official. Amending  58.1-3703.1 and 58.1-3983.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2679 (Chapter 927))
Business license tax; certain exemptions in localities. Amending 58.1-3703. (Patron-Putney, HB 2340 (F))
Business license tax; phase-out in all localities. Adding 58.1-3736; repealing  58.1-3700 through 58.1-3735. (Patron-Norment, SB 655 (CD))
Business license tax; population basis and fee increase in localities. Amending  58.1-3703. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 2372 (Chapter 103))
Business license tax; requires localities to impose flat license fees. Amending  58.1-3703 and 58.1-3706. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1046 (F))
Business Trust Act; names of business entities. Amending 13.1-630, 13.1-754, 13.1-762, 13.1-829, 13.1-916, 13.1-924, 13.1-1012, 13.1-1214 and 50-73.2. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1829 (Chapter 379))
Businesses; electronic confirmation of receipt of tax returns. Amending  58.1-9. (Patron-Mims, SB 667 (CD))
Consumer Affairs, Department of; created. Amending  2.2-204, 3.1-14, 15.2-963, 57-48 through 57-54, 57-55.2, 57-55.3, 57-56, 57-57, 57-59 through 57-61.2, 57-63, 57-65, 57-66, 57-67, 57-69, 59.1-203, 59.1-207.3, 59.1-207.44, 59.1-296 through 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297.2, 59.1-298, 59.1-306 through 59.1-308.2, 59.1-313, 59.1-317, 59.1-318, 59.1-320.1, 59.1-321 through 59.1-324, 59.1-326, 59.1-328, 59.1-329, 59.1-333, 59.1-334, 59.1-335.2, 59.1-335.3, 59.1-335.4, 59.1-429, 59.1-433, 59.1-435, 59.1-436, 59.1-437, 59.1-439, 59.1-440, 59.1-441.2, 59.1-441.4, 59.1-441.5, 59.1-445 through 59.1-447.1, 59.1-448.1, 59.1-451, 59.1-452, 59.1-473 and 59.1-516; adding  2.2-2033, 2.2-2034 and 2.2-2035; repealing  3.1-18.1, 3.1-18.2 and 3.1-18.3. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 970 (F))
Consumer Protection Act; attorneys’ fees and court costs upon settlement. Amending  59.1-204. (Patron-Norment, SB 912 (Chapter 250))
Consumer Protection Act; restricting use of social security numbers. Amending  2.2-2818 and 59.1-200. (Patron-May, HB 2474 (F))
Consumer Protection Act; supplier must post sign that limits number of returns, exchanges, etc. of goods. Amending  59.1-200. (Patron-Tata, HB 2181 (F))
Economic Development Partnership Authority; duties relating to businesses relocating to State. Amending  2.2-2238. (Patron-Nutter, HB 708 (CD))
Economic Development Partnership Authority; required provisions in agreements with businesses. Adding  2.2-2238.2. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2858 (F))
Enterprise zones; business and real property investment tax credit. Amending  59.1-280, 59.1-280.1, 59.1-282.1 and 59.1-282.3. (Patron-Martin, SB 64 (CD))
Enterprise zones; designations. Amending  59.1-274. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1067 (CD))
Enterprise zones; designations and business and real property investment tax credit. Amending  59.1-274, 59.1-280, 59.1-280.1 and 59.1-280.2. (Patron-Dudley, HB 599 (CD))
Enterprise zones; extends designations and authority. Amending 59.1-274 and 59.1-284.01. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1952 (I) See HB2207; Ingram, HB 1964 (I) See HB2207; Spruill, HB 2279 (I) See HB2207; Reynolds, SB 733 (F); Reynolds, SB 735 (F); Quayle, SB 848 (F))
Enterprise zones; extends sunset provision. Amending  59.1-280.1 and 59.1-284.01. (Patron-Marrs, HB 2207 (F))
Enterprise zones; extends sunset provision. Amending  59.1-284.01. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2001 (I) See HB2207; Rerras, SB 1182 (F))
Enterprise zones; real property investment tax credit. Amending 59.1-280.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 65 (CD))
Enterprise zones; regulations and tax credit use, report. Amending  58.1-3, 58.1-439, 58.1-3245.6, 58.1-3245.8, 58.1-3245.12, 59.1-279, 59.1-280, 59.1-280.1, 59.1-282.1, 59.1-282.2, 59.1-284.01 and 59.1-284.17; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-541; repealing  59.1-272 through 59.1-278, 59.1-279.1, 59.1-280.2, 59.1-282 and 59.1-282.3 through 59.1-284. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2570 (Chapter 884); Watkins, SB 983 (Chapter 863))
Entrepreneurial Encouragement Program; created for start-up businesses. Adding  58.1-422. (Patron-Purkey, HB 88 (CD); Purkey, HB 1571 (F))
Extended service contracts; definition of maintenance agreements, letter of credit required. Amending  59.1-435, 59.1-436 and 59.1-437. (Patron-Suit, HB 2445 (F))
Extended service contracts; increases fee for registering or renewing registration. Amending  59.1-436. (Patron-Brink, HB 2286 (Chapter 407))
False discount coupon; penalty for use, definition. Amending 18.2-178. (Patron-Wright, HB 170 (CD))
Fetal body parts; sale of prohibited, civil penalty. Adding 59.1-195.1 and 59.1-195.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1809 (F))
Gift certificates; disclosures, penalties. Amending  59.1-200; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-532. (Patron-Albo, HB 2218 (Chapter 303); Devolites Davis, SB 1241 (Chapter 269))
Health insurance, public-private; Secretary of Administration to prepare program design for voluntary purchasing pool for small businesses, report. (Patron-Brink, HJR 696 (F); Colgan, SJR 400 (F))
Horse racing; local referenda for racetracks and satellite facilities. Amending  59.1-391. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1835 (F); Weatherholtz, HB 2593 (F))
Income tax, state and business; credit for bicyclists and their employers. Adding  58.1-339.11 and 58.1-339.12. (Patron-Suit, HB 1818 (F))
Influenza vaccine; prohibits price gouging, penalties. Amending 59.1-200; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-534. (Patron-Puller, SB 707 (Chapter 861))
Law-enforcement officers; certain allowed to purchase service handgun. Amending  59.1-148.3. (Patron-Gear, HB 2130 (Chapter 168))
Logo sign program; Department of Transportation, et al, to determine which businesses qualify to participate. (Patron-McDougle, HB 2307 (F))
Manufacturing; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study comparative burden of regulatory compliance on sector. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 360 (P))
Manufacturing; joint subcommittee studying needs and future thereof, continued. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 361 (P))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; consolidated within Department of Business Assistance. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-2220, 2.2-2311, 2.2-4301, 2.2-4310, 3.1-27.41 and 18.2-213.1; adding  2.2-904.1 through 2.2-904.6; repealing 2.2-1400 through 2.2-1405. (Patron-Landes, HB 1802 (F))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; powers and duties. Amending  2.2-1400 and 2.2-1402. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 1958 (F))
Online Dating Safety Act; created. Adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-533. (Patron-May, HB 2467 (F))
Pay-per-call services; prohibits provider from accepting telephone calls from telephone number, etc. if individual requests not to accept. Adding  59.1-430.1. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 975 (F))
Personal Information Privacy Act; notification when database breach containing personal information has occurred. Amending 59.1-444; adding  2.2-3808.4 and 59.1-443.2. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2721 (F))
Personal Information Privacy Act; restricting use of social security numbers. Amending  2.2-2818, 59.1-200, 59.1-443 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.1. (Patron-May, HB 753 (CD))
Personal Information Privacy Act; restricting use of social security numbers. Amending  2.2-2818, 59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.2. (Patron-May, HB 2482 (Chapter 640))
Personal property tax; separate classification for boats used in businesses. Amending  58.1-3506. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2686 (Chapter 325); Rerras, SB 1273 (Chapter 271))
Personal property tax; separate classification of certain machinery and tools used in businesses. Amending  58.1-3506; adding 58.1-3508.2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1279 (Chapter 357))
Product liability actions; rebuttable presumption. Adding 8.01-44.6. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 1128 (CD))
Racing Commission; includes definition of participant, clarifies authority of steward, report. Amending  59.1-365, 59.1-369, 59.1-370, 59.1-387 and 59.1-390. (Patron-Norment, SB 1270 (Chapter 700))
Retail petroleum products sales facility; required by ordinance to remove and restore site. Adding  15.2-906.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2276 (F); Williams, SB 1199 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; eliminates collection and remittance by vendors. Amending  58.1-615. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1876 (F))
Semiconductor manufacturing performance grants; updates to make qualified manufacturer eligible for payments thereof. Amending  59.1-284.14:1 and 59.1-284.15:1. (Patron-Miles, HB 2033 (Chapter 392))
Small Business Commission; membership. Amending  30-182 and 30-183. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2733 (F))
Small businesses; encourages participation in state transactions. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2845 (F))
Small businesses; regulations. Amending  2.2-4007; adding 2.2-4007.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1735 (I) See HB1948; Bolling, SB 1218 (I) See SB1122)
Small, women- and minority-owned businesses (SWAM); definition and regulations. Amending  2.2-4310. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2351 (F))
State-owned buildings; Secretary of Commerce and Trade to establish economic incentives by offering use thereof to private businesses. Adding  2.2-205.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2614 (F))
Unemployment compensation; benefit charges resulting from temporary closure of business forced by disaster. Amending  60.2-528. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1112 (Chapter 44))
Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; to include locally elected constitutional officers. Amending  59.1-480. (Patron-May, HB 2470 (Chapter 417))
Women- and minority-owned businesses; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of privatization efforts thereon. (Patron-Miller, SJR 397 (F))
Workers’ compensation; self-insurance for grocery stores, evaluation of property value. Amending  65.2-801. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2014 (F))
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