2007 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Sponsored By:
Delegates Benson, Barnes, Bobo, Burns, Cane, Costa, Davis, Gaines, Haynes, Healey, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Ivey, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Ross, Stukes, Taylor, Vallario, Vaughn, and Walker
Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act


Requiring wireless telephone service providers to disclose various fees, taxes, and penalties, notify customers about basic 911 service, disclose maps of their coverage area, and file information on rates and charges; outlining requirements for wireless telephone bills; requiring a no-risk "trial period"; limiting the liability of wireless telephone customers in the case of loss or theft; authorizing the adoption of regulations; defining violations as an unfair trade practice; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Rules and Regulations
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones
Theft -see also- Shoplifting
Unfair Trade Practices

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Commercial Law
( 13-301 , 14-3501 , 14-3502 , 14-3503 , 14-3504 , 14-3505 , 14-3506 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered