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Retail Business Must Accept Cash

Concerning a requirement that retail establishments accept United States currency for purchases.
2021 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Financial Services & Commerce
Bill Summary

The bill requires retail establishments that offer goods or services to accept United States currency (cash) to purchase the goods or services, but applies only to:

  • Establishments that have an individual accepting payment in person; and
  • A transaction in which a security deposit is not placed on a credit card or in which a credit card number is not provided to cover unforeseen damages or expenses.

A violation is a class 2 petty offense punishable by a fine of up to $500.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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