Bad checks; person writing for payment of rent is subject to criminal penalties. (SB1411)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Making, drawing, uttering, or delivering a bad check; penalty.  Provides that any person making, drawing, uttering, or delivering any check, draft, or order in payment of rent pursuant to a lease agreement under Chapter 13 (Landlord and Tenant) or Chapter 13.2 (Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act) of Title 55 with intent to defraud is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if the amount is less than $200, and a Class 6 felony if the amount is $200 or more. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/18/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103593D
01/18/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1411)
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)