Debt collection practices; penalty. (HB443)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Debt collection practices; penalty.  Prohibits debt collectors from engaging in certain types of conduct when attempting to collect personal, family, and household debts, and requires debt collectors to comply with certain requirements when contacting a debtor, as is currently prohibited or required by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A violation constitutes a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Provisions currently requiring persons to comply with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act are amended to require compliance with this counterpart state law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100573D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2012Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB443)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Commerce and Labor (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)