Incapacitated persons; fraud or coercion in sales of products or services, penalty. (HB627)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fraud, etc., or coercion, etc., in sales of products or services to incapacitated persons; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he sells or offers for sale any product or service to a person who he knows or should know suffers from an incapacity with the intent to (i) defraud, mislead, or deceive the incapacitated person as to the nature, quality, or identity of the product or service sold or offered for sale or (ii) coerce, intimidate, or harass the incapacitated person into purchasing the product or service. The bill defines the term "incapacity." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103062D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB627)
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/07/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice