2009 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Sponsored By:
Delegates Frick and Mizeur
Consumer Protection - Home Heating Oil Contracts - Right to Terminate or Renegotiate


Requiring a person that sells home heating oil to a consumer under an oral or written contract with a term of more than 1 year to allow the consumer to terminate or renegotiate the contract at any time the contract price for home heating oil exceeds the market price by more than 30%; and prohibiting a person from imposing a fee, charge, or other penalty on a consumer who exercises the consumer's rights to terminate or renegotiate the contract.

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 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Fuel -see also- Coal
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index

Bill affects the following Statute:

Commercial Law
( 13-320 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Not available at this time
Amendments: None offered