Motor vehicle dealers; disclosure if financing, cancellation of purchaser's contract to buy vehicle. (HB1687)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle dealers; cancellation of purchaser's contract to buy a vehicle. Provides that if a dealer exercises his statutory or contractual rights to cancel a purchaser's contract to buy a vehicle before title to the vehicle has been issued in the name of the purchaser, the dealer has the right to immediate possession of the vehicle without claim of possession by the purchaser. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098293472
12/30/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/07/2009Impact statement from MVDB (HB1687)
01/16/2009Assigned Transportation sub: 3
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/29/2009Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Amendment by Delegate Cosgrove agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1687E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 098293472-E
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Impact statement from MVDB (HB1687E)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/19/2009Reported from Transportation with amendments (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2009Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 96-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Cosgrove, Athey, Abbitt
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Puckett, Petersen, Wagner
02/28/2009Conference substitute printed 093661472-H1
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2009Impact statement from MVDB (HB1687H1)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1687ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from MVDB (HB1687ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1687ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 783 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1687ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


Kenneth Jackson writes:

This bill only goes to show that these so called elected officials have no concern for the citizens of the Commonwealth, and protecting their rights.
It is practices in making laws such as this that have to be stopped