Consumer protection; online marketplace, high-volume third-party sellers. (SB341)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consumer protection; online marketplace; high-volume third-party sellers. Establishes requirements for high-volume third-party sellers, defined in the bill as participants in an online marketplace that have entered into at least 200 discrete sales or transactions for 12 continuous months during the past 24 months resulting in accumulation of an aggregate total of $5,000 or more in gross revenues. The bill requires an online marketplace to (i) require high-volume third-party sellers to provide identifying and contact information to the online marketplace; (ii) verify the information provided by a high-volume third-party seller within 10 days of receipt; and (iii) require that high-volume third-party sellers make certain conspicuous disclosures to consumers on their product listing pages, with certain limited exceptions. The bill provides that the Attorney General has the exclusive authority to enforce its provisions and that any violation of its provisions is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101756D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB341)
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (7-Y 3-N 5-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22104776D-S1
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB341S1)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104776D-S1
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB341S1
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/28/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #4
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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