Bill Text - SB75 (2016)

Relative to unfair trade practices targeting veterans.


Revision: March 8, 2016, midnight

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SB 75 – AS INTRODUCED

 

2015 SESSION

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SENATE BILL\t\t75

 

AN ACT\trelative to unfair trade practices targeting veterans.

 

SPONSORS:\tSen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Little, Dist 8; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Hosmer, Dist 7; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Prescott, Dist 23; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Luneau, Merr 10; Rep. R. Ober, Hills 37; Rep. Myler, Merr 10; Rep. J. Lachance, Hills 8

 

COMMITTEE:\tCommerce

 

 

ANALYSIS

 

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This bill prohibits a business from charging veterans an unreasonable fee for aids or services and makes such conduct a violation of the consumer protection act.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

 

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to unfair trade practices targeting veterans.

 

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

 

\t1  New Paragraph; Unfair Trade Practices Targeting Veterans.  Amend RSA 358-A:2 by inserting after paragraph XVI the following new paragraph:

\t\tXVII.  Charging or receiving an unreasonable fee to prepare, aid, or advise any prospective applicant, applicant, or recipient in the procurement, maintenance, or securing of any aid or services to a veteran from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services, or any other public agency.  For the purpose of this paragraph, an “unreasonable fee” means a fee that is exorbitant and disproportionate to the services performed.  This paragraph shall not apply to attorneys licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, who are subject to the New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct.

\t2  Effective date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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