Motor vehicle dealers; injunctive relief for failure to obtain a license. (HB1178)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle dealers; injunctive relief for failure to obtain a license. Provides that (i) the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (the Board) or (ii) any licensed motor vehicle dealer who sustains injury or damage to his business or property may seek injunctive relief against any person who engages in business in the Commonwealth as a motor vehicle dealer or salesperson without a license. The bill further provides that if the Board or licensed motor vehicle dealer is successful, the court may also award reasonable attorney fees and costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102942D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1178)
01/19/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1178E
02/09/2018Printed as engrossed 18102942D-E
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1178E)
02/12/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2018Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1178ER)
03/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1178ER)
03/02/2018Signed by Speaker
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)