Bill Text: WV HB2996 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Repealing the article on unfair trade practices

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - To House Judiciary [HB2996 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2019-HB2996-Introduced.html

WEST virginia legislature

2019 regular session


House Bill 2996

By Delegates McGeehan and Howell

[Introduced February 12, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

A BILL to repeal §47-11A-1, §47-11A-2, §47-11A-3, §47-11A-4, §47-11A-5, §47-11A-6, §47-11A-7, §47-11A-8, §47-11A-9, §47-11A-11, §47-11A-12a and §47-11A-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to repealing the article on unfair trade practices.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


§47-11A-1. Legislative findings; designation of article.


§47-11A-2. When selling below cost prohibited; penalty.


§47-11A-3. When rebates and special privileges prohibited; penalty.


§47-11A-4. Personal responsibility of directors, officers or agents.


§47-11A-5. “Retailer” and “wholesaler” defined; sales and transfers subject to article.


§47-11A-6. How cost determined.


§47-11A-7. When invoice cost of goods purchased at forced, etc., sale may be used.


§47-11A-8. Sales exempt.


§47-11A-9. Injunctions; damage suits; and jurisdiction.


§47-11A-11. Penalties for violations.


§47-11A-12a. Unsolicited goods.


§47-11A-14. Purposes of article.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to repeal the article that forces price-fixing and increases cost to the consumer, §47-11A-1 et seq. of this code.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.