Shoplifting and employee theft; merchant allowed to recover damages under certain circumstances. (HB961)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Shoplifting and employee theft; civil action.  Provides that a civil action for shoplifting or employee theft may be initiated or maintained by a merchant even though a criminal action for the same conduct has been initiated. A merchant may not recover more than once for the same loss if both criminal and civil actions are initiated. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102294D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Committee substitute printed 12104805D-H1
02/01/2012Read first time
02/02/2012Read second time
02/02/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104805D-H1
02/02/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB961H1
02/03/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Committee substitute printed 12105466D-S1
02/21/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105466D-S1
02/22/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB961S1
02/22/2012Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Placed on Calendar
02/24/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105466D-S1 (96-Y 1-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/24/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105466D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Enrolled
03/01/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB961ER)
03/01/2012Signed by Speaker
03/03/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 526 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0526)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB281.