Virginia Consumer Protection Act; adds certain fraud crimes. (HB2073)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain fraud crimes; multi-jurisdiction grand jury; forfeiture; Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Adds the offenses of obtaining money by false pretense, financial34.; exploitation of mentally incapacitated persons, and construction fraud to the criminal violations that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate and to prohibited practices under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act ( 59.1-196 et seq.). The bill also provides that motor vehicles used in connection with such offenses are subject to forfeiture to the Commonwealth upon conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103551D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104681D-H1
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104681D-H1
02/01/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2073H1
02/02/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)