Bill Text: WV HB2024 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Allowing a home improvement transaction to be performed under an oral contract

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - To House Judiciary [HB2024 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2019-HB2024-Introduced.html

WEST virginia legislature

2019 regular session


House Bill 2024

By Delegate Fast

[Introduced January 9, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6-109a, relating to allowing a home improvement transaction to be performed under an oral contract.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


§46A-6-109a.  Failure to provide written contract not unfair or deceptive act.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary and notwithstanding the provisions of Attorney General Rule §142-5-3, it is not an unfair or deceptive practice to have an oral contract to perform any home improvement transaction.  The Attorney General shall amend its rules to comply with this section.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow an oral contract to be used to perform any home improvement transaction.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.