Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; prohibition on price gouging during time of resource shortage. (HB1903)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)

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 existing prohibition on post-disaster price gouging to prohibit a seller from selling necessary goods and services at an unconscionable price during the time of a resource shortage within any affected area of the Commonwealth. A resource shortage is defined as an absence, unavailability, or reduced supply of certain natural resources, commodities, goods, or services that results from a state of emergency anywhere in the country when a presidential state of emergency is declared. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Committee
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090401416
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1903)
02/02/2009Assigned C & L sub: 2
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor