Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone solicitation calls. (SB201)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act (the Act), "telephone solicitation call" includes any text message sent to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, or to a wireless telephone registered to any natural person who is a resident of the Commonwealth, for the purpose of offering or advertising any property, goods, or services for sale, lease, license, or investment, including offering or advertising an extension of credit. The bill prohibits a telephone solicitor from engaging in any conduct that results in the display of false or misleading caller identification information on the called party's telephone. The bill increases the amount of damages and the amount of the civil penalty for violations of the Act from $500 for each such violation to $500 for a first violation, $1,000 for a second violation, and $5,000 for each subsequent violation and increases to $5,000 the maximum civil penalty the court may impose for a willful first or second violation. Read the Bill »


02/09/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103496D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB201)
02/09/2020Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB812-Morrissey) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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