Automated sales suppression devices; falsifying electronic records, penalties. (HB829)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automated sales suppression device; penalties. Makes it a Class 6 felony to willfully and knowingly sell, purchase, install, transfer, or possess an automated sales suppression device. An automated sales suppression device is an electronic means of falsifying records of cash registers and other point-of-sale systems. A guilty party is also subject to a $10,000 civil penalty and revocation of any registration, license, or bond issued pursuant to the tax laws of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101321D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB829)
01/19/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB829)
01/20/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB829)
01/30/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/31/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/03/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice
02/05/2014Reconsidered by CTS sub: Criminal Law Subcommittee
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104816D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104816D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB829H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB829H1)
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Committee substitute printed 14105078D-S1
02/18/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB829S1)
02/19/2014Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Read third time
02/19/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105078D-S1
02/19/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB829S1
02/19/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Placed on Calendar
02/21/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105078D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2014House acceded to request
02/26/2014Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2014Delegates: Keam, Villanueva, Albo
02/27/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2014Senators: Saslaw, Lucas, Vogel
03/03/2014Conference substitute printed 14105452D-H2
03/03/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/03/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 1-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB829ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
03/13/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB829ER)
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (HB829ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/2014Enacted, Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.