Virginia Petroleum Products Franchise Act; revises requirements for operation of retail outlets. (SB533)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Petroleum Products Franchise Act; divorcement clause. Revises the divorcement requirement to provide that a refiner may operate a retail outlet only if it is not less than 1.5 miles from the nearest retail outlet operated by a franchised dealer or jobber/distributor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Presented and ordered printed 12100913D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Committee substitute printed 12104897D-S1
02/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read second time
02/02/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104897D-S1
02/02/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB533S1
02/03/2012Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB533S1)
02/21/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Committee substitute printed 12105464D-H1
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105464D-H1
02/24/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB533H1
02/24/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Title replaced 12105464D-H1
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB533ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB533ER)
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/22/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 351 (effective 7/1/12)
03/22/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0351)


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 50 seconds.