Contractors; licensing by localities, civil penalty. (HB1277)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensing of contractors by localities; civil penalty.  Permits a locality, in addition to current regulatory authority, to require every home improvement contractor to provide, prior to entering into any contract for service, satisfactory proof that he is duly licensed and has obtained any required bond or insurance. The ordinance adopted by the locality may establish a civil penalty that may be assessed when the contractor (i) fails to provide satisfactory proof of licensure or possession of any required bond or insurance or (ii) falsely represents to the customer that he is licensed, bonded, or insured. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104526D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Reported from General Laws with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1277E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12104526D-E
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1277ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 552 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)