House Bill #5116 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

Requires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services.

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  • 2019 – H 5116 ======== LC000380 ========
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -
  • DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Ackerman, Shekarchi, Edwards, McNamara, and
  • Blazejewski
  • Date Introduced: January 11, 2019
  • Referred To: House Corporations It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 6-13.1 of the General Laws entitled "Deceptive Trade Practices" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 6-13.1-30. Cash payment for retail purchases.
  • It shall be a deceptive trade practice in violation of this chapter for any retail establishment offering goods or services for sale to discriminate against a prospective customer by requiring the use of credit for purchase of goods or services. All retail establishments shall accept legal tender currency when offered as payment.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000380 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -
  • DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
  • ***
  • This act would require retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000380 ========
  • 2019 – H 5116 SUBSTITUTE A ======== LC000380/SUB A ========
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -
  • DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Ackerman, Shekarchi, Edwards, McNamara, and
  • Blazejewski
  • Date Introduced: January 11, 2019
  • Referred To: House Corporations It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 6-13.1 of the GeneralLaws entitled "Deceptive Trade Practices"is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 6-13.1-30. Cash payment for retail purchases.
  • It shall be a deceptive trade practice in violation of this chapter for any retail establishment offering goods or services for sale to discriminate against a prospective customer by requiring the use of credit for purchase of goods or services. All retail establishments shall accept legal tender currency when offered as payment. Provided, the provisions of this section shall not apply to online purchases or sales made over the Internet.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC000380/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -
  • DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
  • ***
  • This act would require retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services excluding online purchases.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000380/SUB A ========
  • LC000380/SUB A - Page 2of 2

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

May 14, 2019 at 4:26pm
Yeas: 57 / Nays: 6 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Alzate Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett NV
Rep. Blazejewski NV
Rep. Caldwell Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Cassar N
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Cortvriend Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi N
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Handy NV
Rep. Hawkins Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jackson NV
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Kislak Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Lyle Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin N
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendez Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Millea Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardone Y
Rep. Newberry N
Rep. Noret Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Place N
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi N
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serodio Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y