Propane; prohibits dealers from engaging in discriminatory pricing. (HB1857)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Propane; discriminatory pricing. Prohibits dealers from engaging in discriminatory pricing by selling or offering to sell propane at different prices or rates when the difference is attributable to the ownership status of the storage tank into which the propane is delivered. The measure applies to individuals who purchase propane at retail for consumption in a residential dwelling for heating, cooling, cooking, and other domestic purposes. It does not apply to sales of propane (i) in a container having a capacity that does not exceed 100 gallons, (ii) for use as fuel to propel a motor vehicle, or (iii) in connection with the provision of non-utility gas service. In addition, beginning with contracts entered on or after July 1, 2013, dealers are prohibited from charging a customer for the removal of a storage tank owned by the dealer and located on the customer's property when the customer has discontinued propane delivery service from the dealer and has requested the removal of the tank. A violation constitutes a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100420D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1857)
02/05/2013Left in Commerce and Labor