Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; manufacturers and distributors. (HB5047)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; manufacturers and distributors. Prohibits any manufacturer or distributor from selling necessary goods or services at an unconscionable price during a declared state of emergency. Under current law, the prohibition does not apply to a manufacturer or distributor unless it advertises its goods or services to consumers. Read the Bill »


09/16/2020: passed committee


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200223D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5047)
08/26/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Read first time
08/28/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/03/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
09/03/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
09/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/04/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
09/16/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Reading of amendment waived
09/25/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/25/2020Passed by for the day

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