SB 970 Consumer Affairs, Department of; created.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Department of Consumer Affairs.  Removes the Office of Consumer Affairs from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and establishes it as the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). The DCA will be headed by a Director appointed by the Governor to serve at his pleasure. The DCA will be the successor in interest to the Office of Consumer Affairs by serving as the central coordinating agency and clearinghouse for receiving and investigating complaints by Virginia consumers of illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or dangerous practices. The bill also provides that it shall not become effective unless an appropriation of general funds effectuating the purposes of the bill is included in the general appropriation act passed by the 2005 Session of the General Assembly.

Full text:
01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056890784  pdf | impact statement
01/31/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 056890784-E  pdf | impact statement

Senate amendments

01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056890784
01/11/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd (15-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/05  Senate: Read second time
01/31/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/31/05  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB970E
01/31/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 056890784-E
02/01/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #3...
02/16/05  House: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 4-N)
02/16/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Commerce, Agriculture &...
02/21/05  House: Left in Appropriations