VA SB101 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 31 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-31 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Scanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card or driver's license or to verify the identity of the individual when the individual requests a service pursuant to a membership or a service agreement. Currently, a merchant is allowed to conduct such a scan for identity verification purposes if the individual pays for goods or services with a method other than cash, returns an item, or requests a refund or an exchange. The measure also allows a merchant to retain information obtained from the machine-readable zone of the identification card or driver's license for such a verification purpose. However, the merchant must destroy the retained information when the purpose for which it was provided and retained has been satisfied.

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Driver's license; scanning information.


Roll Calls

2020-02-28 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (81-Y 18-N) (Y: 80 N: 18 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-25 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (20-Y 1-N) (Y: 20 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-20 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-31 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
2020-03-31 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-07SenateSigned by President
2020-03-06HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-05SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB101ER)
2020-02-28HouseVOTE: Passage (81-Y 18-N)
2020-02-28HousePassed House (81-Y 18-N)
2020-02-28HouseRead third time
2020-02-27HouseRead second time
2020-02-25HouseReported from Labor and Commerce (20-Y 1-N)
2020-02-18HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-02-18HouseRead first time
2020-02-18HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-01-24SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2020-01-23SenatePrinted as engrossed 20100237D-E
2020-01-23SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB101E
2020-01-23SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-01-23SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-01-23SenateRead second time
2020-01-22SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-01-20SenateReported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2019-12-05SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2019-12-05SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100237D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
591443.3(n/a)See Bill Text

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