Rights of persons w/disabilities; procedure for certain actions, website accessibility of bank, etc. (HB2296)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions; website accessibility. Provides that when a complaint is filed alleging that the website of a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union does not comply with applicable law regarding its accessibility by the vision impaired or hearing impaired, the action shall be commenced no sooner than 120 days after the claimant files a written statement of the nature of the claim. The bill further provides that a website of a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union is in compliance with Virginia's laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities if it meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA as developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103886D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296)
01/24/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106246D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106246D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2296H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2019Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296H1)
02/13/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Committee substitute printed 19106926D-S1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296S1)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106926D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2296S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106926D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Leftwich, Miyares, Mullin
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Barker, Favola, Chafin
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107715D-H2
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 43-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296H2)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2296ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/25/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
03/25/2019Governor's substitute printed 19107784D-H3
03/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2296H3)
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House rejected Governor's recommendation (39-Y 58-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: REJECTED (39-Y 58-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
05/03/2019G Vetoed by Governor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1302.