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.


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)


May 19, 2022


May 19, 2022


Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance


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


Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT


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


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


Amendment HA 1 to HB 299 - Stricken in House

Mar 09, 2022


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


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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