Collection receptacles for clothing, household items, etc.; required disclosures. (HB1860)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Truth in Donating Act; penalty. Creates the Truth in Donating Act and prohibits a person that is not a charitable or civic organization from placing or maintaining a receptacle in public view for the purpose of collecting donated clothing, household items, and other items for future resale unless the person places on the receptacle a permanent sign or label that includes the following information printed in at least 18-point, bold-faced type: (i) a statement reading "Donations made here support a for-profit business, do not qualify as a charitable contribution, and are not tax-deductible" and (ii) the person's name and phone number or email address. The bill also specifies that the sign or label shall be placed immediately below the opening in the receptacle used to deposit donations. The bill provides that the penalty for violation of the Act is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102352D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104661D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104661D-H1
02/09/2015Amendment by Delegate Rasoul agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1860EH1
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15104661D-EH1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (90-Y 10-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1860ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)


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 4 minutes.