Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, mandatory fees disclosure. (SB388)

Introduced By

Sen. Stella Pekarsky (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices; mandatory fees disclosure. Prohibits a supplier in connection with a consumer transaction from advertising, displaying, or offering any pricing information for goods or services without prominently displaying the total price, which shall include all mandatory fees or charges other than taxes imposed. The bill defines "mandatory fees or charges" as any fee or surcharge that must be paid in order to purchase the advertised good or service, that is not reasonably avoidable, and that a reasonable consumer would expect to be included. The bill clarifies that such term does not include shipping fees or taxes or fees imposed by a government or government-approved entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104448D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB388)
01/31/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Committee substitute printed 24106726D-S1
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB388S1)
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106726D-S1
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB388S1
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/14/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/22/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/27/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Committee substitute printed 24108444D-H1
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB388H1)
02/29/2024Read second time
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108444D-H1
03/01/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB388H1
03/01/2024Passed House with substitute (66-Y 30-N)
03/01/2024VOTE: Passage (66-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
03/06/2024House insisted on substitute
03/06/2024House requested conference committee
03/07/2024Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Pekarsky, Ebbin, Reeves
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Helmer, Ward, Ballard
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109156D-S2
03/09/2024Conference report rejected by House (1-Y 96-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N)
03/09/2024House requested second conference committee (51-Y 47-N)
03/09/2024Second conferees appointed by House
03/09/2024Delegates: Helmer, Ward, Ballard
03/09/2024Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2024Senators: Pekarsky, Ebbin, Reeves
03/09/2024Second Conference substitute printed 24109190D-S3
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/09/2024Conference report rejected by House (46-Y 49-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: REJECTED (46-Y 49-N)
03/09/2024Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/09/2024Conference report rejected by House (49-Y 49-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: REJECTED #2 (49-Y 49-N)
03/09/2024No further action taken
03/09/2024Failed to pass in House

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