Commercial credit reporting; penalty for violations. (HB2198)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), and Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial credit reporting. Establishes a procedure through which a commercial enterprise operating in Virginia about whom a commercial credit report has been compiled may obtain a copy of the report upon request annually at no cost and, if the report contains an inaccurate statement of fact, may notify the commercial credit reporting agency of the inaccuracy. The agency is required to delete the disputed item from the report or include in the report a notice of the subject's assertion that the statement is inaccurate. A violation is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2013Presented and ordered printed 13100599D
01/10/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2013Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2198)
01/31/2013Tabled in Commerce and Labor