Defective drywall; penalties. (SB471)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Defective drywall; penalties.  Makes it a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier to sell, offer for sale, or use in the construction, remodeling, or repair of any residential dwelling in Virginia, any drywall that he knows or has reason to know is drywall that, as a result of containing the same or greater levels of strontium sulfide that has been found in drywall manufactured in China and imported between 2004 and 2007, is capable of releasing sulfur compounds into the air. Such a sale, offering or use of drywall that has been designated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as posing a substantial product hazard is also made a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103328D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Read second time
01/25/2010Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2010Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB471E
01/25/2010Printed as engrossed 10103328D-E
01/26/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/02/2010Tabled in Commerce and Labor