HB131 (2015) Detail

Relative to renewal of health club memberships.


HB 131 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0247 05/08

HOUSE BILL 131

AN ACT relative to renewal of health club memberships.

SPONSORS: Rep. R. Belanger, Rock 8; Rep. Estevez, Hills 37; Rep. Manning, Rock 8

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits automatic renewal of a health club membership.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0247

05/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT relative to renewal of health club memberships.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Health Club Membership; Automatic Renewal Prohibited. Amend RSA 358-I:5, I to read as follows:

I. No term contract for health club services shall be for a term of more than one year, nor shall any health club term contract contain an automatic renewal clause [for a period greater than one month]. A contract may provide for a renewal option for continued membership, but any such renewal must be accepted in writing by a buyer at the time of renewal and is effective only upon payment of the renewal price. Under no circumstances may a contract for health club services be renewed more than 90 days before the contract’s expiration date. The annualized price of the buyer’s first term contract or membership option with a seller may not exceed the annualized price of any subsequent term contract or other membership option with the seller by more than 25 percent.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016.

Links

HB131 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB131 Revision: 27592 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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