Health Spa Act; clarifies by instituting usage of term facility where services are offered. (HB1249)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Health Spa Act.  Clarifies provisions of the Virginia Health Spa Act by instituting consistent usage of the term "facility" for the location where health spa services are offered, and the term "health spa" for the person selling memberships. The measure also requires that refunds by a health spa to a buyer be issued within 30 days after receipt of a notice of cancellation or the permanent closing of the buyer's facility. Amends § 59.1-296, § 59.1-296.2:1, § 59.1-297, § 59.1-298, § 59.1-306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2010Presented and ordered printed 10100789D
01/20/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/2010Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1249)
03/08/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1249ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1249ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 439 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)