Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; expands definition of disaster for purposes thereof. (HB1849)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; resource shortages. Expands the definition of "disaster" for purposes of the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act to include any resource shortage in the Commonwealth that results from a disaster for which the President has declared a state of emergency and for which the Governor has issued an executive order proclaiming that a shortage exists. A resource shortage is an absence, unavailability or reduced supply of any raw or processed natural resource, or any commodities, goods or services of any kind that bear a substantial relationship to the health, safety, welfare and economic well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The measure also revises the definition of "supplier" to delete the condition that a manufacturer, distributor or licensor advertise the goods or services that are to be resold, leased, or sublicensed in a consumer transaction. The definition of a "time of disaster" is clarified and amended to include the period of time during which a Governor's proclamation provides that a resource shortage exists. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2009Committee
01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090507806
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1849)
01/27/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor