Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out. (HB78)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out. Requires that suppliers of automatic renewals or continuous service offers through an online website must make available a conspicuous online option to cancel a recurring purchase of a good or service. The bill provides that failure to make available such option to cancel is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101883D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/18/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB78)
01/20/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/25/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Read first time
01/28/2022Read second time
01/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB78E
01/28/2022Printed as engrossed 22101883D-E
01/31/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB78E)
01/31/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2022Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Passed by temporarily
03/07/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB78ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB78ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)

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