HB1508 (2020) Detail

Relative to paper receipts.










AN ACT relative to paper receipts.


SPONSORS: Rep. Muscatel, Graf. 12; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31


COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs






This bill limits the use of paper receipts.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty


AN ACT relative to paper receipts.


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


1  New Subdivision; Bisphenol Reduction.  Amend RSA 149-M by inserting after section 60 the following new subdivision:

Bisphenol Reduction

149-M:61  Definitions.  In this subdivision:

I.  “Business” means a person that accepts payment through cash, credit, or debit transactions.  “Business” does not include any of the following:

(a)  A health care provider, as defined in RSA 141-C:2, X-a.

(b)  A small business, as defined in RSA 21-O:17, V.

(c)  An entity organized as a nonprofit institution that has annual gross sale receipts of less than $2,000,000.

(d)  “Consumer” means a person who purchases, and does not offer for resale, food, alcohol, other tangible personal property, or services.

(e)  “Invoice” means an itemized list of goods or services provided before or after the point of sale through a contract stating the amount due.

(f)  “Person” includes any individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company.

(g)  “Proof of purchase” means a receipt for the retail sale of food, alcohol, or other tangible personal property, or for the provision of services, provided at the point of sale, but does not include an invoice.

149-M:62  Limitation on Paper Receipts.  

I.  A business shall provide a proof of purchase to a consumer only at the consumer's option, unless a proof of purchase is otherwise required to be given to the consumer by state or federal law.

II.  No business shall print a paper proof of purchase if the consumer opts to not receive a proof of purchase, unless otherwise required by state or federal law.

III.  No paper proof of purchase provided by a business to a consumer shall contain bisphenol A or bisphenol S.

IV.  A paper proof of purchase provided to a consumer by a business shall not include printouts of items nonessential to the transaction if those nonessential items make the paper proof of purchase longer than necessary to provide the consumer with the essential items to the transaction.  "Items not essential to the transaction" include, but are not limited to, coupons or advertisements.

149-M:63  Penalty.  The commissioner shall issue a notice of violation for the first and second violations of this subdivision.  Any subsequent violation shall be punishable by a civil penalty of $25 for each day the business is in violation, but not to exceed $300 annually.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.


HB1508 at GenCourtMobile
HB1508 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
Sept. 2, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1508 Revision: 7177 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:39 a.m.


: Interim Study Report: Not Recommended for Future Legislation (Vote 15-0)

Sept. 2, 2020: Full Committee Work Session: 09/02/2020 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using this link: : https://www.zoom.us/j/98387930737 - Executive Session to Follow

March 12, 2020: Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 218

March 11, 2020: Removed from Consent (Rep. Sylvia) 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 1

March 11, 2020: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 7

: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 19-0; CC)

March 3, 2020: Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302

Feb. 24, 2020: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/24/2020 09:00 am LOB 302

Feb. 7, 2020: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/07/2020 10:00 am LOB 302

Jan. 23, 2020: Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 01:15 pm LOB 302

Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 24