Franchisees; status thereof and its employees as employees of the franchisor. (HB110)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), and Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employees; franchisees excluded. Provides that, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the franchisee or franchisor, neither a franchisee nor a franchisee's employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the franchisee's franchisor. The measure also provides that this exclusion does not apply with respect to a specific claim for relief made by a franchisee or a franchisee's employee if the franchisor has been found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have exercised a type or degree of control over the franchisee or the franchisee's employees not customarily exercised by a franchisor for the purpose of protecting the franchisor's trademarks and brand. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/14/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100956D
12/14/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
12/14/2017House sustained Governor's veto
01/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB110)
01/18/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Passed by for the day
01/24/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2018Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
01/25/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB110ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB110ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2018House sustained Governor's veto