False advertising; exempts real estate brokers and salespersons from criminal and civil liability. (HB724)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False advertising; liability of real estate brokers and salespersons; exemption.  Exempts a licensed real estate broker or salesperson from criminal and civil liability for making an advertisement that contains any promise, assertion, representation, or statement of fact that is untrue, deceptive, or misleading if the information was (i) provided to such broker or salesperson by his client; (ii) obtained from a governmental entity; (iii) obtained from a nongovernmental person or entity that obtained the information from a governmental entity; or (iv) obtained from a person licensed, certified, or registered to provide professional services in the Commonwealth, upon which such broker or salesperson relies, and such broker or salesperson did not (a) have actual knowledge that the information was false or (b) act in reckless disregard of the truth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102297D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/10/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice
11/29/2012Left in Courts of Justice