VA SB201 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 30 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-09 - Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


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.

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Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone solicitation calls.


Roll Calls

2020-02-09 - Senate - Senate: Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-09SenateIncorporated by Commerce and Labor
2019-12-30SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2019-12-30SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103496D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
591510(n/a)See Bill Text
591513(n/a)See Bill Text
591515(n/a)See Bill Text
591517(n/a)See Bill Text

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