Sale of used building fixtures; recordkeeping requirements. (SB491)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of used building fixtures; penalty.  Requires dealers in secondhand building fixtures to retain records of identifying information about the seller or purchaser of such materials and to obtain documentation establishing that the person lawfully possesses any article being sold. Dealers are required to keep the records for five years. If the dealer buys copper gutters, downspouts, or similar copper materials, he is required to hold the articles for not less than 15 days following the date he gives the required notice of the transaction to the chief of police or sheriff. The measure also increases the penalty for a first violation to a Class 2 misdemeanor and for a second or subsequent violation to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101878D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology
01/29/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB491)
02/03/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10104712D-S1
02/08/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB491S1)
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104712D-S1
02/09/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB491S1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2010Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2010Reported from General Laws with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read second time
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Passed by temporarily
03/04/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2010Passed by for the day
03/05/2010Passed by for the day
03/08/2010Passed by for the day
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Amendments by Delegate Merricks agreed to
03/09/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/09/2010Passed House with amendments (91-Y 6-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB491ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB491ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 2-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB491ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 805 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.