Bill Status of HB5745 95th General Assembly
Short Description: RETAIL CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Retail Consumer Protection Act. Provides that certain businesses engaged in retail commerce shall have at least one designated employee responsible for ensuring the accuracy of posted and advertised prices and resolving customer complaints related to the accuracy of prices. Provides that any person engaged in retail commerce who is alerted by a customer of overcharging shall immediately report the overcharge to the designated employee, who shall investigate the alleged error. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall maintain a hotline to receive complaints. Provides that the Director of Agriculture shall: provide an annual written report describing activities to implement the Act and any substitute local ordinances; and adopt rules. Establishes penalties. Amends the Weights and Measures Act to grant city sealers the powers established in the Retail Consumer Protection Act.