Automated sales suppression devices; falsifying electronic records, penalties. (SB611)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


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


01/14/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101322D
01/14/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB611)
01/19/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB611)
01/20/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB611)
01/21/2014Rereferred from Fin. (10-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB611)
02/18/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/25/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Committee substitute printed 14105231D-H1
02/26/2014Constitutional readings dispensed (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: AGREE TO (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105231D-H1
02/26/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB611H1
02/26/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
02/26/2014House insisted on substitute
02/26/2014House requested conference committee
02/26/2014Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2014Senators: Saslaw, McEachin, Wagner
02/26/2014Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2014Delegates: Albo, Villanueva, Keam
03/03/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/03/2014Conference substitute printed 14105437D-S1
03/03/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB611ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/13/2014Impact statement from TAX (SB611ER)
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 723 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)


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 4 minutes.