Va. Telephone Privacy Protection Act; joint liability of seller & telephone solicitor for violation. (SB1041)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that a telephone solicitor and the seller on whose behalf or for whose benefit a telephone solicitation call offering or advertising a seller's property, goods, or services is made or initiated are jointly and severally liable for violations of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act (§ 59.1-510 et seq.). The measure establishes a presumption that a telephone solicitation call offering or advertising a seller's property, goods, or services is made or initiated on behalf of or for the benefit of the seller and provides that this presumption may be rebutted if it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that (i) the seller did not retain or request the telephone solicitor to make telephone solicitation calls on the seller's behalf or for the seller's benefit and (ii) such telephone solicitation calls were made by the telephone solicitor without the seller's knowledge or consent. The measure removes a provision that authorized the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to inquire into possible violations of the Act and contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to HB 2600. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101057D
11/20/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105395D-S1
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105395D-S1
01/24/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/24/2019Amendment by Senator Black agreed to
01/24/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1041ES1
01/24/2019Printed as engrossed 19105395D-ES1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1041ES1)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1041ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1041ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 264 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)