SB 800 Consumer Protection Act; civil penalties.
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Summary:
Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA). Amends the VCPA as follows: (i) increases the maximum civil penalty for engaging in a prohibited practice under the Act from $1,000 to $2,500 per violation and increases from $200 to $1,000 the maximum recovery for expenses incurred by the state or local agency investigating such violation; (ii) increases the minimum damage award in successful individual actions from $100 to $500; (iii) authorizes, for willful violations, an award of three times the actual damages or $1,000, whichever is greater, and an award of attorney's fees and court costs; (iv) empowers the Attorney General to issue civil investigative demands; (v) exempts from the Act's provisions mortgage lenders and broker-dealers otherwise regulated and supervised, and real estate licensees; and (vi) establishes a two-year statute of limitations for individual actions. The bill also contains technical amendments.

Full text:
01/18/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD8478843  pdf
02/02/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD3684701-S1  pdf
02/16/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8173320-H1  pdf
03/06/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB800ER)  pdf
04/03/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0703)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/18/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD8478843
01/18/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/95  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub. (14-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD3684701-S1
02/02/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/95  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/95  Senate: Read second time
02/03/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/95  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to LD3684701-S1
02/03/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. LD3684701-S1
02/03/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/06/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/07/95  House: Read first time
02/07/95  House: Referred to Committee on Corporations, Insurance and Banking
02/16/95  House: Reported from C. I. B. w/sub. (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8173320-H1
02/17/95  House: Read second time
02/20/95  House: Read third time
02/20/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD8173320-H1
02/20/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (Keating)
02/20/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/21/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/22/95  House: Read third time
02/22/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/22/95  House: Floor amendments agreed to (Morgan) (60-Y 38-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (60-Y 38-N)
02/22/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. w/amds. LD8173320-H1
02/22/95  House: Passed House with sub. with amendments (97-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Reading of substitute with amendments waived
02/23/95  Senate: House sub. w/amds. agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Title replaced
03/06/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB800ER)
03/13/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/13/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/14/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/95  House: Bill became law, Chapter 703 (effective 7/1/95)
04/03/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0703)