Franklin D. Cooke
- District 16
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.
Signed by Governor
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
Amendment HA 1 to HB 299 - Stricken in House
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate
Amendment HA 2 to HB 299 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Amendment HA 1 to HB 299 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Amendment HA 2 to HB 299 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House
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