2009 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 418
Sponsored By:
Delegates Pena-Melnyk, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Beidle, Benson, Bohanan, Branch, Braveboy, Bronrott, Carr, Carter, V. Clagett, Conaway, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Glenn, Griffith, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Healey, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, Kirk, Krysiak, Kullen, Lee, Levy, Love, Malone, Minnick, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Pendergrass, Reznik, Rice, Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Simmons, Stukes, Tarrant, Taylor, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Vallario, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Walker, and Weldon
Commercial Law - Gift Certificates - Balances - Presumption of Abandonment


Providing that on a specified date the balance remaining on a gift certificate sold in the State shall be presumed to be abandoned; requiring each issuer of gift certificates sold in the State to report to the Comptroller specified information regarding gift certificate transactions in the State and to remit to the Comptroller 70% of the remaining balances on specified gift certificates on or before March 1 of each year; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/5 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., District 29B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, District 25
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Abandoned Property
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.

Bill affects the following Statute:

Commercial Law
( 14-1319 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered