Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, etc. (SB839)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Consumer Protection Act; roofing-related services. Provides that it is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier to promise to pay or rebate all or any portion of the deductible payable under a consumer's homeowners insurance policy as an inducement to the sale of roofing-related services. The measure also provides that a consumer shall have the right to rescind a contract for roofing-related services within three business days after being notified that all or any part of the consumer's claim for damage involving roofing-related services is not covered under the consumer's homeowners insurance policy. "Roofing-related services" includes the construction, installation, renovation, repair, maintenance, alteration, or waterproofing of a roof, gutter, downspout, or siding. "Promising to pay or rebate" includes (i) granting any allowance or offering any discount, including an allowance or discount in return for displaying a sign or other advertisement at the insured consumer's premises, against the fees to be charged or (ii) paying the insured consumer or any person associated with the property any form of compensation, gift, prize, bonus, coupon, credit, referral fee, or other item of monetary value for any reason pursuant to any agreement or understanding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/16/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101037D
11/16/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB839)
01/23/2017Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
01/30/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed 17104526D-S1
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB839S1)
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104526D-S1
02/02/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB839S1
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/07/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB839ER)
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB839ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/17/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/17)
02/17/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)