H. B. 2957
(By Delegate Hrutkay)
[Introduced February 11, 2003; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend article one, chapter forty-six-a of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
one hundred nine, relating to consumer credit and protection
generally; prohibiting the sale of customer names and
addresses; and providing a penalty for violation.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter forty-six-a of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section one
hundred nine, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS.
§46A-1-109. Sale of names and addresses prohibited; penalty.
The names and addresses of consumers obtained by any business
or other organization in the course of business may not be sold or
traded to any other entity. In addition, to any other enforcement
provisions of this chapter, any business or organization violating
the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined
five hundred dollars for each
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit businesses from
selling the names and addresses of consumers obtained in the
general course of business.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.