Warranty registration cards; prohibits seller from conditioning coverage or performance of warranty. (SB27)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Warranty registration cards.  Prohibits a seller from conditioning the coverage or performance of a warranty, in connection with the sale of personal, family, or household goods, upon the purchaser's returning a warranty registration card, or from providing that the duration of a warranty is dependent upon the return of a warranty registration card. These prohibitions do not apply if the requirement that the purchaser return a warranty registration card is conspicuously disclosed in any advertising and marketing materials that reference the goods' warranty. A seller may use warranty registration cards as a suggested method of proof of the date the goods were purchased. A violation constitutes a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100693D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB27)
01/25/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read second time
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB27ER)
03/05/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB27ER)
03/05/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 713 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0713)


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 30 seconds.