HB1690 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting paper billing fees.


HB 1690 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3088

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1690

 

AN ACT prohibiting paper billing fees.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Flanagan, Hills. 26; Rep. Fowler, Rock. 20; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23; Rep. Vail, Hills. 30; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Roy, Rock. 32; Rep. Migliore, Graf. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that charging a separate fee to receive a paper billing statement shall be a violation of the consumer protection act.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3088

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting paper billing fees.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Regulation of Business Practices for Consumer Protection; Acts.  Unlawful; Paper Billing Fees.  Amend RSA 358-A:2 by inserting after paragraph XVII the following new paragraph:

XVIII.  Charging a separate fee to receive a paper billing statement, as opposed to an electronic billing statement, for goods or services.   

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1690 at GenCourtMobile
HB1690 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
Sept. 2, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1690 Revision: 7807 Date: Jan. 6, 2020, 1:27 p.m.

Docket


: Interim Study Report: Recommended for Future Legislation (Vote 9-6)


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 19-1; CC) HC 10 P. 8


: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 19-1; 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


Jan. 29, 2020: Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 02:00 pm LOB 302


Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 31