Unauthorized practice of law; increases statute of limitations on prosecutions. (SB1067)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Unauthorized practice of law; statute of limitations. Increases the statute of limitations on prosecutions of the unauthorized practice of law from one year to two years after discovery. The bill also allows a person convicted to be ordered to pay restitution. The bill allows for the recovery, in a civil proceeding, of a civil penalty of $5,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater, costs, and reasonable attorney fees. If the court finds that the defendant committed actual fraud on another person in connection with the unauthorized practice of law, the court may award punitive damages. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103934D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/07/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Committee substitute printed 11105142D-S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105142D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1067S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105504D-H1
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105504D-H1
02/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1067H1
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105504D-H1
03/03/2011Enrolled
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1067ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.