Security freezes; fees for placing on a consumer's credit report. (SB16)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Security freezes; fees. Reduces the maximum amount that a credit reporting agency may charge to place, remove, or lift a security freeze on a consumer's credit report from $10 to $5. This bill is identical to HB 1027 and incorporates SB 18, SB 22, SB 38, SB 62, and SB 659. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100554D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB16)
02/07/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106944D-S1
02/07/2018Incorporates SB18 (Spruill)
02/07/2018Incorporates SB22 (Surovell)
02/07/2018Incorporates SB38 (McPike)
02/07/2018Incorporates SB62 (Favola)
02/07/2018Incorporates SB659 (Wagner)
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB16S1)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106944D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB16S1
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/20/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB16ER)
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB16ER)
02/27/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 303 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)


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 26 seconds.


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

delegate adams. >> this redos the amount that May be placed to lift, remove a freeze on a cord from $10 to $5. It is identical to the bill passed in the house and I would ask that we do so here. >> continuing with the block on page 2 of the printed calendar. Senate bill 72, a bill to amend the code of virginia relating to the height of electric power

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB6, SB22, SB38, SB62 and HB86.