Sales draft; definition, credit card offenses, penalty. (HB1493)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of sales draft; credit card offenses; penalty. Includes within the definition of "sales draft," with regard to offenses relating to credit cards, the electronic form evidencing a purchase of goods, services, or a thing of value. A person convicted of forgery of such a sales draft is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100690D
12/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/22/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1493)
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/16/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Read third time
02/08/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1493ER)
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1493ER)
02/10/2017Signed by Speaker
02/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1493ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
02/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
02/17/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 41 (effective 7/1/17)
02/17/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)


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 45 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

was part of the group that crafted this legislation 25 years ago, we kind of drew the line in the sand saying religious exempt you have to at least do this as we have seen a greater proliferation of other providers of child daycare needs beyond the private sector. That is what has led us to the point today of saying now we have got so many others that don't have to be licensed do we need to at least know where they are, know what types of facilities they are, but then if we are going to do that let's treat them all the same because the legislation of 25 years ago created a separate section for religious exempt. The title 1612 piece that we repealed through this conference Members, please take your seats.