§ 59.1-435 Definitions
§ 59.1-436 Registration; fees; exemptions
§ 59.1-437 Bond or letter of credit required
§ 59.1-438 Regulations
§ 59.1-439 Investigations
§ 59.1-440 Production of records
§ 59.1-440.1 Extended service contracts not insurance
§ 59.1-441 Violations of chapter; penalty

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 59.1 > Chapter 34

  • Board: means the Board for Contractors. See Virginia Code 54.1-1100
  • City: means an independent incorporated community which became a city as provided by law before noon on July 1, 1971, or which has within defined boundaries a population of 5,000 or more and which has become a city as provided by law. See Virginia Code 2.2-815
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or his designee. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • Consumer product: means tangible personal property primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • contract: means a written contract or agreement for a specific duration in return for the payment of a segregated charge by the purchaser to perform the repair or replacement of any consumer product, including a motor vehicle, or indemnification for repair or replacement, for the operational or structural failure of any consumer product, including a motor vehicle, due to a defect in materials, workmanship, inherent defect, or normal wear and tear, with or without additional provisions for incidental payment of indemnity under limited circumstances, including, but not limited to, towing, rental, and emergency road service and road hazard protection. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • Contractor: means any person, that for a fixed price, commission, fee, or percentage undertakes to bid upon, or accepts, or offers to accept, orders or contracts for performing, managing, or superintending in whole or in part, the construction, removal, repair or improvement of any building or structure permanently annexed to real property owned, controlled, or leased by him or another person or any other improvements to such real property. See Virginia Code 54.1-1100
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. See Virginia Code 54.1-1100
  • Designated employee: means the contractor's full-time employee, or a member of the contractor's responsible management, who is at least 18 years of age and who has successfully completed the oral or written examination required by the Board on behalf of the contractor. See Virginia Code 54.1-1100
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters, symbols, numbers, or figures, whether (i) printed or inscribed on a tangible medium or (ii) stored in an electronic or other medium and retrievable in a perceivable form and whether an electronic signature authorized by Chapter 42. See Virginia Code 2.2-1148
  • Includes: means includes, but not limited to. See Virginia Code 2.2-1109
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Virginia Code 2.2-1120
  • Obligor: means the person who is contractually obligated to the purchaser to provide services under the extended service contract and who is (i) the original manufacturer or seller of the merchandise covered by the extended service contract, (ii) acting through or with the written consent of the original manufacturer, seller or purchaser of the merchandise covered by the extended service contract, or (iii) acting through or with the written consent of a manufacturer or seller of merchandise similar to the merchandise covered by the extended service contract. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, joint venture, or other legal entity. See Virginia Code 54.1-1100
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 2.2-1130
  • provider: means any person or entity other than a public service corporation supervised by the State Corporation Commission, who is the original manufacturer or seller and who solicits, offers, advertises, or executes extended service contracts. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • Purchaser: means a person who enters into an extended service contract with an extended service contract provider. See Virginia Code 54.1-1106.2
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 2.2-1138
  • United States: includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 2.2-1147.1