Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone call includes any text message sent. (HB643)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone calls.  Provides that the term "telephone call" for purposes of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act includes any text message sent via short message service (SMS), any message containing multimedia content sent via multimedia messaging service (MMS), or any message sent via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The Act regulates telephone calls made to any natural person's residence in the Commonwealth or to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code for the purpose of offering or advertising any property, goods, or services for sale, lease, license, or investment, including offering or advertising an extension of credit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100513D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB643)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 (9-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Commerce and Labor
11/29/2012Left in Commerce and Labor