Consumer Data Protection Act; definitions, enforcement, abolishes Consumer Privacy Fund. (SB534)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consumer Data Protection Act; enforcement; Consumer Privacy Fund. Authorizes the Attorney General to pursue actual damages to consumers to the extent they exist if a controller or processor of the personal data of Virginians continues to violate the Consumer Data Protection Act (the Act) following a 30-day cure period offered by the Attorney General or breaches an express written statement provided to the Attorney General. Political organizations and certain § 501(c)(4) organizations are classified as nonprofit organizations and thus exempt from the Act. In addition, the bill abolishes the Consumer Privacy Fund and provides that all civil penalties, expenses, and attorney fees collected from enforcement of the Act shall be deposited into the Regulatory, Consumer Advocacy, Litigation, and Enforcement Revolving Trust Fund. This bill incorporates SB 516 and is identical to HB 714. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103309D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB534)
02/08/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105592D-S1
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Incorporates SB516 (McPike)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105592D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB534S1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB534S1)
02/18/2022Placed on Calendar
02/18/2022Read first time
02/18/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB534ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB534ER)
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)

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