Telephone bills; blocking third-party charges. (HB429)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Telephone bills; blocking third-party charges.  Prohibits a billing carrier from including in a customer's bill charges for products, goods, or services submitted by a service agent or service provider after the customer has requested the billing carrier to block such billings. Billing carriers are also prohibited from entering into agreements to bill for a service provider or billing agent with respect to a customer who has requested the billing carrier to block such billings. Finally, the measure provides that a customer is not liable for an amount charged through a billing carrier after the billing carrier has received and processed a request from the customer that the billing carrier block such billings. A customer may submit a request in writing, orally, or electronically. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103723D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB429)
01/17/2012Assigned C & L sub: #2
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Commerce and Labor
11/29/2012Left in Commerce and Labor