HB 299

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House May 19, 2022
  • Passed House May 19, 2022
  • Senate
  • Governor

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

Abstract

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.

Bill Sponsors (17)

Votes


May 19, 2022

Actions


May 19, 2022

Senate

Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance

House

Amendment HA 2 to HB 299 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

House

Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 299 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Amendment HA 2 to HB 299 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 299 - Stricken in House

Mar 09, 2022

House

Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits

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

Feb 11, 2022

House

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

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

Bill Text

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HA 2 to HB 299 HTML PDF

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