2013 Regular Session



Consumer Protection - Payment by Credit Card - Prohibition of Surcharge

Sponsored by:

Delegate Szeliga


In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Prohibiting a merchant that accepts payment by credit card from imposing a specified surcharge on a buyer who elects to use a credit card to make payment in a sales transaction for consumer goods or consumer services; providing that the Act does not prohibit a merchant from offering a discount for a specified purpose if the discount is offered to all prospective buyers; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Szeliga and Aumann
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
Economic Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Emergency Bills
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Unfair Trade Practices
Statutes:Article - Commercial Law
(13-301, 14-1324)

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October 24, 2017 1:05 P.M.