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Friday
Apr032015

Virginia Legislature Adjourned for 2015

Virginia adjourned its 2015 legislative session without enacting any new rules for health clubs in the state.

IHRSA carefully reviewed each introduced bill, searching for legislation that would impact the health club industry either positively or negatively, prepared to notify Virginia clubs when advocacy is needed. 

At the start of the 2015 session, IHRSA prepared to defend Virginia health clubs against legislationthat would have had a harmful impact on the industry. These threats pertained to:

  • Mandated use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Regulation of membership contract restrictions
  • Privacy and public accommodations
  • Sales tax impositions

Additionally, IHRSA sought opportunities to advance legislation that would promote healthy living and incentivize joining a health club. We will continue to advance these initiatives in the 2016 session.

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