Contracts for Military Members

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Like everyone else, members of the armed services sign up for gym memberships, internet services, and security systems.

What happens when they receive orders to deploy or orders for a permanent change of station?

Most providers of these services likely do what’s right and allow the service member to cancel the contract for services without penalty, but some, unfortunately, do not.  Therefore, the Department of Defense requested Virginia legislation to ensure our military is not held to contract for services when they move.

VPLC supports Delegate Mark Coles’ Bill HB 1537 (Delegate Marcus Simon had a similar bill, HB 2147), to permit service members to cancel these contracts when they must relocate. The House Militia, Police and Public Safety morning so passed HB 1537 unanimously this morning. The Bill will now be on the House floor for a vote next week.

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