Virginia Consumer Protection Act; automatic renewal or continuous service offers. (HB1517)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Consumer Protection Act; automatic renewal or continuous service offers; cancellation reminders; prohibited practices. Requires suppliers of automatic renewals or continuous service offers that include a free trial that lasts more than 30 days to, within 30 days of the end of any such free trial, notify the consumer of his option to cancel the free trial before the end of the trial period to avoid an obligation to pay for the goods or services. The bill provides that failure to notify a consumer of such option is a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The bill also makes it a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier to fail to disclose the total cost of a good or continuous service to a consumer, including any mandatory fees or charges, prior to entering into an agreement for the sale of any such good or provision of any such service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101938D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/16/2023Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1517)
01/17/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/19/2023Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2023Read first time
01/24/2023Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/25/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2023Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/08/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2023Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Committee substitute printed 23106505D-S1
02/10/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1517S1)
02/10/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Read third time
02/13/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2023Committee substitute agreed to
02/13/2023Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2023Amendments by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/13/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1517S1
02/13/2023Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate substitute with amendments agreed to by House 23106519D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/2023VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1517ER)
02/20/2023Signed by Speaker
02/21/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1517ER)
02/21/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/27/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/23)
03/27/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0688)