SB 926

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 05, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Business: retail locations: cash payments.

Abstract

Existing law establishes within state government a Department of Justice that is under the direction and control of the Attorney General. Existing law provides that the department is composed of the Office of the Attorney General and other divisions, bureaus, branches, sections, or other units created within the department by the Attorney General. Existing law provides that the Attorney General has charge, as attorney, of all legal matters in which the state is interested, except as specified. Existing law establishes the Public Rights Law Enforcement Special Fund within the State Treasury to be used, upon appropriation, for investigation and prosecution of specific public rights. Existing federal law provides that United States coins and currency, including Federal Reserve Notes and circulating notes of Federal Reserve Banks and national banks, are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. This bill would require a retail location, as defined, in this state to accept cash payment when offered as payment by a consumer for any transaction that does not exceed $5,000 and involves the sale or lease of goods or services, or both, unless a specified exception applies. The bill would define cash for these purposes to mean Federal Reserve Notes and metal coins issued by the United States as legal tender. The bill would require the Attorney General to enforce these provisions, and would impose civil penalties for a violation of these provisions, to be deposited into the Public Rights Law Enforcement Special Fund, as provided. The bill would also require that cash acceptance continue during a declared state of emergency, unless incongruent with public health directives from the State Department of Public Health.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Actions


Jun 18, 2020

Senate

June 18 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.

May 26, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 1.

May 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 3549.) (May 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 14, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 18.

May 13, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Apr 09, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

March 23 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing March 23.

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Feb 06, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 7.

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB926 HTML
02/05/20 - Introduced PDF
04/09/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/13/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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