Extended service contract providers; bonding requirement, remedies, civil penalty. (HB2038)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Extended service contracts; bonding requirement; remedies; civil penalty. Eliminates the requirement that extended service contract providers file and maintain a bond or letter of credit with the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The bill also (i) requires service contracts to include a disclosure advising a purchaser that he may file a complaint with VDACS if an obligor denies or does not honor a promise made in a contract within 60 days after a request; (ii) authorizes the Commissioner of VDACS, upon receiving a complaint regarding such a request, to investigate whether there has been an improper denial or failure of a purchaser's request and require the obligor to rectify or justify any improper denial or failure; and (iii) authorizes the Commissioner to (a) issue a cease and desist order; (b) deny, suspend, or revoke the obligor's registration; or (c) assess a civil penalty if the denial or failure is not rectified or sufficiently justified. The bill includes procedural provisions concerning the Commissioner's powers to deny, suspend, or revoke an obligor's registration. This bill is identical to SB 1188. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104036D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Read first time
01/18/2019Read second time
01/18/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/18/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2038E
01/18/2019Printed as engrossed 19104036D-E
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2038E)
01/21/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Passed Senate
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2038ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2038ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/14/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 396 (effective 7/1/19)
03/14/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)