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2010 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Frick, Cardin, Bartlett, Boteler, Doory, George, Gilchrist, Howard, Ivey, Kaiser, Mizeur, Murphy, Myers, Rice, Ross, Stukes, F. Turner, and Walker
Consumer Protection - Negative Option Feature - Restrictions


Prohibiting a merchant from using a negative option feature in connection with a sale of, or free trial offer for, consumer goods or services unless the merchant provides the consumer with a written disclosure of the terms and conditions of the negative option feature; providing that a negative option feature used in connection with a sale of, or free trial offer for, consumer goods or services is not enforceable unless the consumer has expressly accepted the terms of the negative option feature in writing, etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Unfair Trade Practices

Bill affects the following Statute:

Commercial Law
( 14-1322 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
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