Pawnbrokers; holding period for any pawn or pledge item is minimum of 30 days plus grace period. (SB556)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pawnbrokers; holding period for purchases.  Requires pawnbrokers to retain all purchased goods intact for a minimum of 15 calendar days from the date the goods were purchased. Amends § 54.1-4012, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/16/2012 Presented and ordered printed 12103248D
  • 01/16/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 01/24/2012 Assigned GL&T sub: #1
  • 02/13/2012 Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/14/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/16/2012 Read first time
  • 02/16/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 02/20/2012 Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
  • 02/21/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/23/2012 Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105522D-H1
  • 02/27/2012 Read second time
  • 02/28/2012 Read third time
  • 02/28/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105522D-H1
  • 02/28/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 02/29/2012 Read third time
  • 02/29/2012 Amendments by Delegate Alexander agreed to
  • 02/29/2012 Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB556H1
  • 02/29/2012 Passed House with substitute with amendments (90-Y 7-N)
  • 02/29/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 House substitute with amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 Title replaced 12105522D-H1
  • 03/07/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/07/2012 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB556ER)
  • 03/07/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/08/2012 Signed by President
  • 04/04/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 04/04/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.