Rights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions, website accessibility. (HB2296)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions; website accessibility. Provides that when a complaint is filed alleging that the website of a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union does not comply with applicable law regarding its accessibility by the vision impaired or hearing impaired, the responsive pleading deadline shall be extended to 120 days after service of the summons and complaint upon the defendant to give such an entity an opportunity to cure any defect regarding its website accessibility. The bill further provides that, if the defendant files a responsive pleading stating that it has cured the defect, the court shall hold an evidentiary issue on the issue. The bill provides that the court shall dismiss an action or prayer for injunctive relief where it has found that the defendant has cured such a defect. The bill further provides that, in such a circumstance, the court may award reasonable attorney fees to the plaintiff. Read the Bill »


02/18/2019: Passed the Senate


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103886D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296)
01/24/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106246D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106246D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2296H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2019Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296H1)
02/13/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Committee substitute printed 19106926D-S1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296S1)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106926D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2296S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106926D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N)

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB1302.

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