HB 1628 Consumer Protection Act; consumer telephone hotline.
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Summary:
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Codifies the operation, maintenance, and administration of the statewide toll-free consumer hotline by the Department. The bill also increases civil penalties under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act from $1,000 to $2,500, increases the maximum recovery for reasonable expenses incurred by the state or local agency from $200 to $1,000, and establishes a new civil penalty of $10,000 when “vulnerable” consumers are victimized under certain circumstances. All civil penalties are payable into the Literary Fund. The bill also contains technical amendments.

Full text:
01/13/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3619480  pdf
02/03/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD0288480-H1  pdf
02/28/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1628ER)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/13/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3619480
01/13/95  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/95  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3/4
02/03/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD0288480-H1
02/03/95  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (11-Y 7-N)
02/04/95  House: Read first time
02/05/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/95  House: Read second time
02/06/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD0288480-H1
02/06/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. LD0288480-H1
02/07/95  House: Read third time and passed House (73-Y 26-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 26-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/95  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd. (15-Y 0-N)
02/16/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (38-Y 0-N)
02/17/95  Senate: Read third time
02/17/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/17/95  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/95  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/95  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  House: Title replaced
02/28/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1628ER)
03/06/95  House: Enrolled
03/06/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
04/05/95  House: House rejected Gov's recommendation (44-Y 54-N)
04/05/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (44-Y 54-N)
04/05/95  House: Motion to pass bill in enrolled form rejected (57-Y 42-N)
04/05/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (57-Y 42-N)
04/05/95  House: Communicated to Governor
05/05/95  Governor: Vetoed by Governor