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1995 SESSION

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HB 1628 Consumer Protection Act; consumer telephone hotline.

Introduced by: Mitchell Van Yahres | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY:

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Codifies the operation, maintenance, and administration of the statewide toll-free consumer hotline by the Department. The bill also increases civil penalties under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act from $1,000 to $2,500, increases the maximum recovery for reasonable expenses incurred by the state or local agency from $200 to $1,000, and establishes a new civil penalty of $10,000 when “vulnerable” consumers are victimized under certain circumstances. All civil penalties are payable into the Literary Fund. The bill also contains technical amendments.


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