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TRADE AND COMMERCE

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Automatic dialing-announcing devices; prohibits use of making a call to subscriber registered with Do Not Call Registry. Amending  59.1-518.2. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 905 (C))
Business Assistance, Department of; repealed and transfers its duties to Economic Development Partnership Authority. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-205.1, 2.2-2238.1, 2.2-2282, 2.2-2284, 2.2-2413, 2.2-2414, 2.2-2667, 3.2-201, 10.1-1425.7, 11-7.1, 15.2-4904, 23-135.7:7, 33.1-221, 36-139.6, 46.2-749.69:1, 58.1-439.6, 59.1-284.22, 63.2-601, and 63.2-610; adding  2.2-2246.1 through 2.2-2246.4; repealing  2.2-900 through 2.2-904.1. (Patron-Massie, HB 595 (F))
Business entities; when referring to service of process includes any subpoena, summons, etc. Amending  13.1-603, 13.1-803, 13.1-1002, and 13.1-1201. (Patron-Surovell, HB 819 (F))
Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities, report. Amending  2.2-2723. (Patron-Landes, HB 582 (Chapter 833); Hanger, SB 347 (Chapter 797))
Commerce; goods manufactured or made in State shall not be subject to authority of U.S. Congress to regulate. Adding  59.1-21.29. (Patron-Cole, HB 18 (F))
Constitutional amendment; property tax relief for certain businesses (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 69 (C))
Consumer Protection Act; consumer transactions involving churches and other religious bodies. Amending  59.1-198. (Patron-Petersen, SB 116 (Chapter 143))
Cooperative Marketing Fund of Tourism Authority; dedicates revenues from soft drink excise tax and litter tax thereto. Amending 2.2-2319, 10.1-1422.01, 10.1-1422.03, 58.1-1705, 58.1-1710, and third enactment of Chapter 616, 1977 Acts. (Patron-Norment, SB 525 (F))
Credit Services Businesses Act; prohibited practices. Amending 59.1-335.5 and 59.1-335.7. (Patron-Cline, HB 872 (Chapter 421))
Defective drywall; penalties. Amending  59.1-198 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 471 (F))
Enterprise Zone Grant Program; lowers threshold for qualified real property investments. Amending  59.1-548. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 658 (F))
Enterprise Zone Grant Program; preference for allocating grant funds. Amending  59.1-547 and 59.1-549. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 555 (Chapter 328))
Enterprise zone grants; value of qualified investments. Amending 59.1-548. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1299 (I) See HB555)
Enterprise zone job creation grants; business firm is eligible for up to five years for each grant eligible position. Amending 59.1-547. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 645 (F); Armstrong, HB 660 (I) See HB555)
Farm businesses; local restrictions. Adding  15.2-2288.3:01. (Patron-Landes, HB 583 (F); Hanger, SB 348 (F))
Foreign business entities; temporary certificates of authority. Amending  13.1-759, 13.1-921, and 13.1-1052. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 739 (I) See HB792)
Gift cards; prohibits issuance of those that automatically expire as a result of passage of a period time. Amending  59.1-530; adding  59.1-530.1. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 181 (F))
Governor’s Development Opportunity Fund; transfer funds to a qualified community development financial institution for making commercial loans and investments to start or expand small businesses. Amending  2.2-115. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1317 (F))
Green Jobs Grant Program; established. Adding  59.1-284.24. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 143 (F))
Group health insurance; policies and contracts sold to small employer are required to include coverage for mammograms, etc. Amending  38.2-3406.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 477 (Chapter 155))
Health insurance, basic; authorizes health maintenance organizations to offer and sell to small employers plans that do not include state-mandated benefits. Amending  38.2-3406.1 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 556 (Chapter 515); Reynolds, SB 642 (Chapter 687))
Health insurance choice; Secretary of Commerce and Trade, et al. to appropriate business and trade associations, and independent agent trade organizations to develop blueprint therefor, report. (Patron-Peace, HJR 191 (F))
Health Spa Act; clarifies provisions by instituting consistent usage of term facility for location where health spa services are offered and health spa for person selling memberships. Amending  59.1-296 through 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297 through 59.1-298, and 59.1-306. (Patron-Knight, HB 1249 (Chapter 439))
Home access businesses; establish standards, penalty. Adding 59.1-310.11 through 59.1-310.17. (Patron-Tata, HB 794 (F))
Income tax, corporate; apportionment of income for manufacturers. Amending  58.1-422. (Patron-Byron, HB 1122 (F))
Income tax, corporate; lower rate for certain businesses. Amending  58.1-400. (Patron-Stuart, SB 325 (F))
Income tax, corporate; rate reduction for small businesses. Amending  58.1-400. (Patron-Comstock, HB 896 (I) See HB680; Vogel, SB 421 (F))
Income tax, corporate; reduction of rate for up to three years for certain small businesses. Amending  58.1-400. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 94 (C))
Income tax, corporate; tax credit for investments in machinery or equipment by small businesses. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Keam, HB 1359 (I) See HB2)
Income tax, state; exemption for any income taxed as a long-term capital gain for federal income tax purposes or taxed as investment services partnership interest income. Amending 58.1-322 and 58.1-402. (Patron-Herring, SB 428 (Chapter 802))
Income tax, state; exemption for any income taxed as long-term capital gain for federal income tax purposes related to qualified investment of technology and science start-up business. Amending  58.1-322 and 58.1-402. (Patron-Nixon, HB 523 (Chapter 830))
Income tax, state; small business investment tax credit. Adding 58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 2 (C))
License tax credit; credit against state license tax liability on certain insurance companies for investments in State small business investment companies. Adding  58.1-2532 through 58.1-2551. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1384 (C))
License tax, state; credit for investment in small business investment companies. Adding  58.1-2532 through 58.1-2551. (Patron-McWaters, SB 733 (C))
Machinery and tools; tax exemption when used in production and industrial components used to create tangible personal products from recycled materials. Amending  58.1-301, 58.1-609.3, and 58.1-3661; adding  58.1-3508.4 and 59.1-547.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 545 (F))
Major business facility job tax credit; businesses that create at least 50 qualified full-time jobs. Amending  58.1-439. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 624 (Chapter 363))
Major business facility job tax credit; reduces from 50 to 25 threshold amount of jobs that must be created in an enterprise zone or an economically distressed area. Amending  58.1-439. (Patron-Morefield, HB 853 (I) See HB624; Crockett-Stark, HB 1091 (I) See HB624; Hurt, SB 481 (I) See SB472)
Major business facility job tax credit; reduces number of qualified full-time jobs required. Amending  58.1-439. (Patron-Watkins, SB 472 (Chapter 469))
Major business facility job tax credit; reduces threshold amount of jobs that must be created. Amending  2.2-2309 and 58.1-439. (Patron-McWaters, SB 693 (I) See SB472)
Manufacturing facility; expands current definition to include those used in creation or production of intangible property. Amending  15.2-5000. (Patron-Alexander, HB 318 (Chapter 360); Reynolds, SB 252 (Chapter 122))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; changes name to Department of Supplier Diversity and Procurement Advocacy. Amending  2.2-203, 2.2-204, 2.2-205.1, 2.2-1400, 2.2-1403, 2.2-1404, 2.2-1405, 2.2-2311, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-4301, 2.2-4310, 15.2-965.1, 23-38.88, and 23-38.110. (Patron-Herring, HB 460 (F))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; implementation of remedial or enhancement measures for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. Amending  2.2-1402, 2.2-1403, 2.2-4310, and 15.2-965.1; adding  2.2-1403.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 691 (F))
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of; implementation of remedial or enhancement measures for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. Amending  2.2-1402 and 2.2-4310. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 519 (F))
Motor fuel or lubricating oils; admission into evidence of certificates of analysis. Amending  59.1-165. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 386 (Chapter 152))
Motor vehicle equity loans; establishes requirements, penalties. Amending  6.1-249, 6.1-330.55, 6.1-330.78, and 59.1-200; adding  6.1-480 through 6.1-507. (Patron-Oder, HB 414 (F); Herring, SB 424 (F))
Motor vehicle title loans; establishes requirements, penalties. Amending  6.1-249, 6.1-330.55, 6.1-330.78, and 59.1-200; adding  6.1-480 through 6.1-507. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 606 (Chapter 477))
One-stop small business permitting program; exemption of handling fee for veterans. Amending  2.2-904.1. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 262 (Chapter 697); Hurt, SB 455 (Chapter 719))
Personal information; prohibits a person from sending a solicitation or advertising material that includes. Adding 59.1-443.3. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 804 (F))
Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; shortens potential duration of period during which requirements of Act are in effect. Amending  59.1-526. (Patron-Peace, HB 1350 (F))
Public Procurement Act; foreign and domestic businesses authorized to transact business in State. Adding  2.2-4311.2. (Patron-Surovell, HB 831 (Chapter 634))
Public Procurement Act; solicitation or awarding of contracts with small, women-owned, minority-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses. Amending  2.2-4310. (Patron-Lohr, HB 615 (F))
Racing Commission; allocations from simulcast horse racing. Amending  59.1-365 and 59.1-392. (Patron-Herring, SB 655 (I) See SB513)
Racing Commission; distribution of allocations from live and simulcast horse racing, authorizes wagering on historical horse racing. Amending  59.1-365 and 59.1-392. (Patron-Norment, SB 513 (F))
Restroom Access Act; created. Adding  59.1-550 through 59.1-553. (Patron-Barker, SB 548 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; requires dealer to register if sufficient business activity within State. Amending  58.1-612. (Patron-Hanger, SB 660 (F))
Sale of used building fixtures; recordkeeping requirements. Amending  59.1-117, 59.1-120, 59.1-121, 59.1-124, and 59.1-136.1. (Patron-Hurt, SB 491 (Chapter 805))
Service handguns; allows law-enforcement officer who retires at or after age 70 with 10 years of service to purchase for $1. Amending  59.1-148.3. (Patron-Stuart, SB 42 (Chapter 590))
Service handguns; certain law-enforcement officers eligible for retirement with 20 years of service and who resign from their position in good standing may purchase their service handgun for $1. Amending  59.1-148.3. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1257 (Chapter 864))
Short-term rental property; local government to exempt from such tax any person engaged in rental business whose gross proceeds were not in excess of $25,000. Adding  58.1-3510.6:1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 662 (I) See SB355)
Small Business Jobs Grant Fund; created, Fund to be administered by Department of Business Assistance. Amending  2.2-902; adding 2.2-904.2. (Patron-Landes, HB 943 (Chapter 336))
Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study whether state laws and regulations impede ability to act collectively in procuring health insurance. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 28 (F))
Specialized Biotechnology Research Performance Grant Program; established. Adding  59.1-284.24. (Patron-May, HB 677 (Chapter 562); Howell, SB 644 (Chapter 482))
State Corporation Commission; filing fee moratorium for new business entities. (Patron-Massie, HB 596 (F))
Stock Corporation Act; conforms provisions of Act to revisions to Model Business Corporation Act. Amending  13.1-603, 13.1-604, 13.1-610, 13.1-614, 13.1-624, 13.1-635, 13.1-646, 13.1-656, 13.1-657, 13.1-658, 13.1-660, 13.1-661, 13.1-663, 13.1-664.1, 13.1-672.1, 13.1-675, 13.1-686, 13.1-689, 13.1-699, 13.1-704, 13.1-714, 13.1-718, 13.1-720, 13.1-721.1, 13.1-725, 13.1-730, 13.1-733, 13.1-734, 13.1-770 through 13.1-773, 13.1-774, and 13.1-779; adding  13.1-660.2 and 13.1-669.1; repealing 13.1-681. (Patron-Stosch, SB 100 (Chapter 782))
Warranty registration cards; prohibits seller from conditioning coverage or performance of warranty. Amending  59.1-200; adding  8.2-317.1. (Patron-Puller, SB 27 (Chapter 713))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10