Consumer Protection

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HB 57 - Anderson - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/15/22
notes: Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the date of issuance. The bill provides that if the General Assembly does not take any action on the rule, regulation, or order within the 45 days during which the rule, regulation, or order is effective, the Governor shall thereafter be prohibited from issuing the same or a similar rule, regulation, or order relating to the same emergency. Under current law, once issued, such executive orders are effective until June 30 following the next adjournment of the regular session of the General Assembly. The bill contains technical amendments.
HB 78 - Davis - Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)04/11/22
notes: Requires that the supplier of automatic renewals or continuous service offers that include a free trial notify the consumer of the automatic renewal seven days prior to expiration of the free trial and obtain the consumer's affirmative consent to the automatic renewal beyond the trial period. The bill also requires that suppliers of automatic renewals or continuous service offers through an online website must make available a conspicuous online option to cancel a recurring purchase of a good or service within the website by which such purchase was made.
HB 112 - Kilgore - Commercial mobile radio or cellular telephone service providers; Lifeline service. (H) Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0436)04/11/22
notes: Grants authority to the State Corporation Commission to designate any commercial mobile radio or cellular telephone service provider as an eligible telecommunications carrier for purposes of providing Lifeline service, in addition to any such provider designated under federal law, without requiring such provider to obtain a certificate otherwise required by the Commission prior to furnishing exchange telephone service in the Commonwealth.
HB 265 - Campbell, R.R. - Multi-jurisdiction grand jury; investigation of elder abuse crimes. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 4-N)02/16/22
notes: Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) financial exploitation of mentally incapacitated persons and (ii) abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults.
HB 282 - Coyner - Criminal records; effect of criminal convictions on licensure, data to be included in report. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0382)04/11/22
notes: Provides for consideration of certain factors to be made by any regulatory board prior to denying an application for licensure, certification, or registration where such denial was made in whole or in part upon the existence of the applicant's criminal record. The bill requires, beginning July 1, 2025, the Board of Bar Examiners, the Department of Health Professions, and the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to include certain data related to the criminal history of applicants to each agency's boards in its biennial report. The bill contains technical amendments.
HB 330 - Watts - Nursing homes & certified nursing facilities; minimum staffing standards, administrative sanctions. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/10/22
notes: Requires nursing homes to meet a baseline staffing level based on resident acuity in alignment with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services staffing level recommendations. The bill requires nursing homes to collect and submit to the Department of Health certain data related to staffing. The bill gives the Commissioner of Health the power to impose administrative sanctions on nursing homes and directs the Board of Health to promulgate regulations related to the criteria and procedures for imposition of administrative sanctions or initiation of court proceedings for violations of the bill. The bill provides that nursing homes shall only be subject to administrative sanctions upon initial funding for the state share of the cost to implement the provisions of the bill. The bill establishes the Long-Term Care Services Fund for the purpose of making grants to assist in the provision of activities that protect or improve the quality of care or quality of life for residents, patients, and consumers of long-term care services.
HB 381 - Davis - Consumer Data Protection Act; data deletion request. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)04/11/22
notes: Authorizes a controller of personal data to treat a consumer request to delete data obtained by a third party about a consumer as a request to opt the consumer out of the processing of that data for (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.
HB 424 - Herring - Guardianship; duties of guardian, visitation requirements. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)02/07/22
notes: Requires a guardian to visit an incapacitated person at least once every three months and make certain observations and assessments during each visit.
HB 451 - Bennett-Parker - Stalking; venue, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)04/08/22
notes: Allows a person to be prosecuted for a stalking charge in the jurisdiction where the person at whom the stalking conduct is directed received a communication from the person engaged in the stalking conduct that placed him in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury to himself or a family or household member. The bill also provides that evidence of any such conduct that occurred outside the Commonwealth may be admissible, if relevant, in any prosecution for stalking. Currently, such evidence is admissible as long as the prosecution is based upon conduct occurring within the Commonwealth.
HB 496 - Mullin - Abuse & neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0259)04/08/22
notes: Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill adds the definition of "advanced age" as it is used in the definition of "vulnerable adult" to mean 65 years of age or older. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
HB 497 - Mullin - Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults by an agent, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)04/11/22
notes: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person granted authority to act for a principal under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult. The bill also provides that the power of attorney terminates upon such conviction. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
HB 552 - O'Quinn - Consumer Data Protection Act; clarifies definition of nonprofit organizations. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Left in Commerce and Energy02/15/22
notes: Provides, for the purposes of the Consumer Data Protection Act, that the definition for "nonprofit organization" includes certain nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation under 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
HB 623 - Hudson - Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem, report contents. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)04/08/22
notes: Adds to the duty of a guardian ad litem appointed to represent the interests of a respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship case the requirement to recommend that counsel be appointed to represent such respondent upon the respondent's request. Under current law, the guardian ad litem is required to recommend counsel be appointed only when he believes appointment is necessary. The bill further directs the guardian ad litem to include in his report to the court an explanation by the guardian ad litem as to any (i) decision not to recommend the appointment of counsel for the respondent, (ii) determination that a less restrictive alternative to guardianship or conservatorship is not available, and (iii) determination that appointment of a limited guardian or conservator is not appropriate.
HB 634 - Roem - Guardianship visitation requirements; DARS shall convene a work group to review and evaluate. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)04/08/22
notes: Requires a guardian to visit an incapacitated person at least once every 90 days and make certain observations and assessments during each visit. The bill provides that a guardian may utilize a person who is directly employed and supervised by the guardian, or contract the services of a care manager who is a trained professional who specializes in the field of life-care management, geriatrics, older adults and aging or adults with disabilities and who provides written reports to the guardian regarding any such visits to satisfy the duties imposed upon such a guardian.
HB 643 - Roem - Guardianship and conservatorship; periodic review hearings. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/15/22
notes: Requires a schedule for periodic review hearings in the order of appointment of a guardian or conservator to be set by a court, unless the court makes a determination that such hearings are unnecessary or impracticable. The bill allows any person to petition the court to hold a review hearing earlier than the scheduled date. The bill further provides that any periodic review hearing shall include the following assessments by the court: (i) whether the guardian or conservator is fulfilling his duties and (ii) whether continuation of the guardianship or conservatorship is necessary and, if so, whether the scope of such guardianship or conservatorship warrants modification.
HB 671 - Hope - Permanent protective orders; Hope Card Program created. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)04/11/22
notes: Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to develop and all district courts and circuit courts to implement the Hope Card Program (the Program) for the issuance of a Hope Card to any person who has been issued a permanent protective order by any district court or circuit court. The bill provides that a Hope Card issued pursuant to the Program shall be a durable, plastic, wallet-sized card containing, to the extent possible, essential information about the protective order, such as the identifying information and characteristics of the person subject to the protective order, the issuance and expiration date of the protective order, the terms of the protective order, and the names of any other persons protected by the protective order.
HB 684 - Hope - Involuntary temporary detention; disclosure of health records. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)04/11/22
notes: Requires a local community services board to disclose medical records and ancillary information obtained during an evaluation to determine whether a person meets the criteria for involuntary temporary detention to a health care provider providing services to such person in a hospital emergency department.
HB 713 - Keam - Family abuse; coercive control, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Continued to 2023 in Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)02/11/22
notes: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to engage in coercive control, defined in the bill, of a family or household member. The bill also includes coercive control in the definition of "family abuse" used for the basis of the issuance of family abuse protective orders.
HB 730 - Ward - Workers' compensation; failure to market residual capacity. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Left in Commerce and Energy02/15/22
notes: Provides that an employee is not barred from receiving workers' compensation benefits due to a failure to market residual work capacity if credible evidence supports that the employee (i) is reasonably unemployable based upon age, education, work history, or medical conditions or (ii) is employable in some capacity and has registered with the Virginia Employment Commission.
HB 737 - Krizek - Virginia Consumer Protection Act; certain disclosure in advertising required. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Left in Commerce and Energy02/15/22
notes: Provides that is a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier in connection with a consumer transaction to fail to disclose in any advertisement for goods or services that the provisions of any contract or written agreement associated with the goods or services advertised restrict the consumer's rights in any civil action or right to file a civil action to resolve a dispute that arises in connection with the consumer transaction. The bill provides that such provisions shall be void and unenforceable in any instance where the supplier fails to provide the required notice.
HB 868 - Lopez - Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; terms and conditions of rental agreement. (H) Committee on General Laws(H) Left in General Laws02/15/22
notes: Prohibits a landlord from waiving, either orally or in writing, his duty to maintain a fit premises, and requires a landlord to include in every rental agreement the terms and conditions governing such duty.
HB 888 - Kilgore - Online Marketplace Consumer Protection Act; high-volume third-party sellers in online marketplace. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Stricken from docket by Commerce and Energy (21-Y 0-N)02/08/22
notes: Establishes requirements for high-volume third-party sellers, defined in the bill as participants in an online marketplace that have entered into at least 200 discrete sales or transactions for 12 continuous months during the past 24 months resulting in accumulation of an aggregate total of $5,000 or more in gross revenues. The bill requires high-volume third-party sellers to provide identifying information and contact information to the online marketplace and requires the online marketplace to verify the information upon receipt. The bill requires that high-volume third-party sellers make certain conspicuous disclosures to consumers on their product listing pages, with certain limited exceptions. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to initiate an action in the name of the Commonwealth against an online marketplace or high-volume third party seller that has violated the provisions of the bill and either failed to cure the violation within a 30-day cure period or failed to comply with an express written statement to the Attorney General that the alleged violations have been cured and no further violations will occur. The Attorney General may seek an injunction to restrain any such violations and civil penalties of up to $7,500 for each such violation.
HB 1054 - Shin - Residential customers; disconnection prohibitions for certain utilities. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Left in Commerce and Energy02/15/22
notes: Prohibits telecommunications electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities and broadband companies from disconnecting service to a residential customer for nonpayment of bills or fees during a declared state of emergency, emergency, major disaster, disaster, resource shortage, or local emergency, as those terms are defined in the Code. The bill provides that the prohibition lasts for 60 days after the state of emergency, emergency, major disaster, disaster, resource shortage, or local emergency has ended or state or local officials determine that the prohibition need no longer be in place, whichever occurs first. The bill further prohibits electric, gas, water, or wastewater utilities from disconnecting service to a residential customer for nonpayment of bills or fees during the heating period of each year, during the cooling period of each year, when the forecasted temperature low is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or the forecasted temperature high is to exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and during, as declared by the National Weather Service, a winter storm watch or warning, winter weather advisory, freeze warning, heat advisory, or excessive heat watch or warning. Prior to disconnecting a residential customer for the repayment of bills, the utility shall apply any available resources to help reduce the customer's debt or enroll the customer in a repayment plan. Disconnections and reconnections based on a residential customer's nonpayment of bills or fees shall not involve extra fees. Under the bill, the State Corporation Commission is required to report annually on disconnections and reconnections for nonpayment of bills, beginning December 1, 2022, and report monthly certain information as described in th
HB 1063 - Shin - Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)05/27/22
notes: Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious faith in contexts where discrimination on the basis of religion is prohibited.
HB 1133 - Walker - Nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation, definitions. (H) Committee on General Laws(H) Left in General Laws02/15/22
HB 1174 - Adams, D.M. - Health carriers; denial of coverage, quarterly report, sunset provisions. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Left in Commerce and Energy02/15/22
notes: Requires each health carrier in the Commonwealth to submit to the State Corporation Commission on a quarterly basis a report of all first-time denials of coverage, including denials based on preexisting conditions and experimental or investigational treatments. The bill states that a health carrier must inform a covered person of his right to an internal appeal or, if applicable, an external review, upon issuing a denial of coverage. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2024.
HB 1178 - Avoli - Seizure first aid information; Department of Labor and Industry to disseminate information. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0162)04/07/22
notes: Directs the Department of Labor and Industry (the Department) to disseminate information regarding seizure first aid, defined in the bill, to all employers and employees in the Commonwealth and requires all employers in the Commonwealth to physically post this information in a prominent location in the workplace. The bill incorporates the "Good Samaritan" provision of the Code of Virginia that shields a person from liability when rendering emergency care in good faith under certain circumstances.
HB 1292 - Williams Graves - Right to counsel; target of investigation, accused appearing without counsel. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/15/22
notes: Provides that whenever a person is informed in writing by the attorney for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, or counsel or special counsel for a multi-jurisdiction grand jury or special grand jury that he is the target of a criminal investigation for a criminal offense, the penalty for which may be confinement in the state correctional facility or jail, including charges for revocation of suspension of imposition or execution of sentence or probation, that target may present the written target letter to the clerk of the circuit court to set a hearing for the circuit court to inform him of his right to counsel and provide the target a reasonably opportunity to employ counsel, or if appropriate, execute a statement of indigence. The bill provides that the target letter, statement of indigence, other documents, and proceedings shall be sealed until such time as the target is charged with a criminal offense related to the target letter or until good cause is shown that they be unsealed.
HB 1361 - Anderson - Taxpayers, certain; provision of credit monitoring services. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/15/22
notes: Directs the Department of Taxation to offer, free of charge, credit monitoring services for a period of 12 months to any taxpayer whose personal identifying information was erroneously provided to a person other than the taxpayer on an IRS 1099-G form. The bill contains an emergency clause, and will expire on July 1, 2023.
SB 10 - Hackworth - Power of attorney; termination, conviction of agent for certain offenses. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Incorporated by Judiciary (SB124-Obenshain) (15-Y 0-N)01/17/22
notes: Provides that a power of attorney terminates when, subsequent to the execution of the power of attorney, the agent is convicted of a crime wherein the principal is the victim of such offense.
SB 40 - Spruill - Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge, safeguards for residents. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)04/27/22
notes: Requires that regulations of the Board of Social Services regarding involuntary discharges of residents from assisted living facilities provide certain safeguards for residents, including a description of the reasons for which a resident may be involuntarily discharged, certain notice requirements, a requirement that the facility make reasonable efforts to resolve any issues upon which the discharge is based, and the provision of information regarding the resident's right to appeal the facility's decision to discharge the resident.
SB 49 - Favola - Critically missing adult; expands definition, receipt of reports. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)04/11/22
notes: Removes from the definition of critically missing adult, under the Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program, the requirement that the adult is believed to have been abducted.
SB 124 - Obenshain - Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults by an agent, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)04/11/22
notes: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person granted authority to act for a principal under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult. The bill also provides that the power of attorney terminates upon such conviction. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
SB 126 - Obenshain - Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, penalties. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Incorporated by Judiciary (SB687-Mason) (15-Y 0-N)02/07/22
notes: Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill adds the definition of "advanced age" as it is used in the definition of "vulnerable adult" to mean 65 years of age or older. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
SB 302 - Deeds - Guardians; appointment, petitions for guardianship, report. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0630)04/11/22
notes: Provides that the parents are the natural guardians of an incapacitated person who was deemed permanently incapacitated by a licensed physician prior to his eighteenth birthday and that in such cases no petition for the appointment of a guardian or conservator need be filed.
SB 309 - Edwards - Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, certain restrictive provisions. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)02/08/22
notes: Provides that it is a violation of the Consumer Protection Act for a supplier in connection with a consumer transaction to use any provision in any contract or written agreement that restricts a consumer's right to file a civil action to resolve a dispute that arises in connection with a consumer transaction that does not involve interstate commerce. The bill provides that such provisions are void and unenforceable.
SB 341 - Barker - Consumer protection; online marketplace, high-volume third-party sellers. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(H) Left in Commerce and Energy03/08/22
notes: Establishes requirements for high-volume third-party sellers, defined in the bill as participants in an online marketplace that have entered into at least 200 discrete sales or transactions for 12 continuous months during the past 24 months resulting in accumulation of an aggregate total of $5,000 or more in gross revenues. The bill requires high-volume third-party sellers to provide identifying information and contact information to the online marketplace and requires the online marketplace to verify the information upon receipt. The bill requires that high-volume third-party sellers make certain conspicuous disclosures to consumers on their product listing pages, with certain limited exceptions. The bill provides that any violation of its provisions is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.
SB 350 - Surovell - Health records; patient's right to disclosure. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)04/11/22
notes: Requires a health care entity to include in its disclosure of an individual's health records any changes made to the health records and an audit trail for such records if the individual requests that such information be included in the health records disclosure.
SB 631 - Barker - Fair Labor Standards Act; employer liability, overtime required for certain employees, report. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)04/11/22
notes: Replaces the current provisions of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act with the provision that any employer that violates the overtime wage requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and any related laws and regulations, shall be liable to its employee for remedies or other relief available under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
SB 687 - Mason - Abuse & neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)04/11/22
notes: Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill adds the definition of "advanced age" as it is used in the definition of "vulnerable adult" to mean 65 years of age or older. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
SB 690 - Mason - Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults, penalty. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Incorporated by Judiciary (SB124-Obenshain) (15-Y 0-N)01/26/22
notes: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person granted authority to act for a principal under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult. The bill also provides that the power of attorney terminates upon such conviction. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
SB 691 - Mason - Competency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)04/01/22
notes: Requires the clerk of the court to provide a copy of an order for evaluation or treatment for competency determinations and sanity to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in addition to other pertinent parties.
SB 757 - Lewis - Fraud-related crimes; penalties. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Continued to 2023 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)02/02/22
notes: Creates felony offenses for crimes related to wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and health care fraud, each described in the bill, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one nor more than 20 years.