Retail Franchise Act; replaces references to grants of franchises with sales of franchises. (HB2086)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Retail Franchise Act. Replaces references to "grants" of franchises with "sales" of franchises in order to conform Virginia's forms with the terminology used by the Federal Trade Commission and the North American Securities Administrator's Association, Inc. The provision stating that the Virginia Retail Franchise Act applies to grants and offers to grant franchises on and after July 1, 1972, is repealed. The measure is emergency legislation to take effect upon passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/09 090039864
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Committee substitute printed 090142692-H1
01/28/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2086)
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2086H1)
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090142692-H1
01/30/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2086H1
02/02/2009Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/02/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2086ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2086ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 148 (effective 7/1/09)
03/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 148 (effective 3/6/09)
03/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.