HB 177

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House May 06, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 6 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Prohibited Trade Practices Forbidding Discrimination Against Cash Payments By Consumers.


This Act prohibits the seller of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payment, except in limited circumstances. Sales covered by this Act are those made at a retail store through an in-person transaction. The Act does not apply to sales of goods or services by electric or gas utilities, telephone, mail or internet sales, or for services provided at parking lots or garages. It creates graduated civil penalties for violations and provides consumers a private right of action to recover double damages, including consequential damages, for a second violation of the law and triple damages for subsequent violations. The Division of Consumer Protection has authority to enforce the law.

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May 05, 2022


Stricken in House

May 19, 2021


Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

May 06, 2021


Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

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