Contractors, Board for; required regulations and disclosures. (SB313)

Introduced By

Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Contractors; required regulations and disclosures. Board for Contractors; required regulations and disclosures. Requires the Board for Contractors to adopt regulations requiring all Class A, B, and C residential contractors, excluding subcontractors to the contracting parties and those who engage in routine maintenance or service contracts, to use legible written contracts that include certain terms and conditions. The bill directs the Board to require a statement of protections be provided by the contractor to the homeowner, consumer, or buyer in transactions involving door-to-door solicitations or any residential rooftop solar installation. The bill requires the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to review by July 1, 2025, its licensing exam for alternative energy system contracting to ensure such exam includes questions related to the physical installation of alternative energy systems on preexisting structures. The bill also requires the Board for Contractors to create a disclosure form to be provided in any transaction involving a residential rooftop solar installation to include specific disclosures regarding the risks associated with residential rooftop solar installation. Finally, the bill requires the State Corporation Commission to convene a work group of relevant stakeholders to develop recommendations for any additional consumer protections regarding the sale, lease, or installation of a solar energy facility with a generating capacity of 25 kilowatts or less and report the work group's recommendations to certain committees of the General Assembly by November 30, 2024. The bill is identical to HB 576 and has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


03/25/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103160D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB313)
01/29/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24106429D-S1
01/29/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106429D-S1
02/08/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB313S1
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB313S1)
02/14/2024Placed on Calendar
02/14/2024Read first time
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
02/21/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/21/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108070D-H1
02/23/2024Read second time
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB313H1)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108070D-H1
02/26/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB313H1
02/26/2024Passed House with substitute (50-Y 46-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024House insisted on substitute
02/29/2024House requested conference committee
03/04/2024Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2024Senators: VanValkenburg, Rouse, DeSteph
03/05/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2024Delegates: Bulova, Hernandez, Fowler
03/07/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2024Conference substitute printed 24108903D-S2
03/07/2024Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 48-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 48-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB313ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB313S2)
04/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB313ER)
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/08/2024Governor's substitute printed 24109317D-S3
04/17/2024Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (18-Y 22-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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