HB 1181

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Jan 28, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Gift certificates and store gift cards.

Bill Subjects

Retail Merchants


Provides that, after June 30, 2020, a person shall not sell or issue to an Indiana consumer any gift certificate or store gift card with an expiration date unless certain conditions are met. Provides that, with respect to a gift certificate or a store gift card that is sold or issued to an Indiana consumer after June 30, 2020, if at any time after the gift certificate or store gift card is issued or sold: (1) the merchant for which the gift certificate or store gift card was originally sold or issued: (A) for any reason ceases to do business in Indiana; or (B) for any reason: (i) substantially changes; or (ii) ceases to offer; the types of goods or services that were offered to consumers at the time the gift certificate or store gift card was originally sold or issued; and (2) any expiration date: (A) authorized under the bill's provisions; and (B) applicable to the gift certificate or store gift card (or to the underlying funds associated with either) has not elapsed; the merchant for which the gift certificate or store gift card was originally sold or issued shall, upon the request of an Indiana consumer who is the rightful holder of the gift certificate or store gift card, promptly refund to the holder the balance of the underlying funds or provide the holder with the remaining balance in some other manner. Provides that a person that violates the bill's provisions: (1) commits a deceptive act that is actionable by an aggrieved consumer and the attorney general under the deceptive consumer sales act; and (2) is subject to the penalties and remedies set forth in the deceptive consumer sales act. Authorizes the attorney general to adopt rules to implement these provisions.

Bill Sponsors (6)



Feb 11, 2020


Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions

  • Referral-Committee
insurance and financial institutions

Feb 05, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
commerce and technology

Jan 29, 2020


Referred to the Senate

Jan 28, 2020


Senate sponsors: Senators Koch and Buck


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 89: yeas 96, nays 1


Representatives Macer and Lauer added as coauthors

Jan 27, 2020


Amendment #1 (Cook) prevailed; voice vote


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Jan 23, 2020


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 21, 2020


Representative Morris added as coauthor

Jan 13, 2020


Authored by Representative Cook


First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
commerce, small business and economic development

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1181.03.ENGH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1181.03.ENGH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1181.02.COMH.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1181.02.COMH.AMH002 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1181.02.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Committee Report: HB1181.01.INTR.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1181.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1181.01.INTR.AMH01 PDF


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