Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practice for supplier to sell defective drywall. (SB1294)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia consumer Protection Act; 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 Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102416D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1294)
01/31/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Placed on Calendar
02/08/2011Read first time
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 1-N)
02/17/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2011Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Emergency clause added
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1294ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1294ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 615 (effective 3/25/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0615)


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 40 seconds.