Tax information; changes unlawful dissemination or publication to Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB99)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful dissemination or publication of tax information. Changes the unlawful dissemination or publication of tax information from a Class 2 to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/13/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100124D
12/13/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2014Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB99)
01/15/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB99)
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
01/27/2014Reported from Finance (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Read first time
01/29/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
01/30/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB99)
02/18/2014Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB99ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/06/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB99ER)
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 194 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Bills like this should really require explanation. All that this bill does is increase the penalty for committing a particular crime. Why? Is the present classification not doing the trick? Do we have cause to believe that increasing the punishment will decrease the rate at which this crime is committed? Are there any figures on how often this law is broken, and what the impact of that is?