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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

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HB1690 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 31
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 02:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 24, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/24/2020 09:00 am LOB 302
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302
Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 19-1; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 10 P. 8
March 11, 2020 Removed from Consent (Rep. Sylvia) 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 1
March 12, 2020 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 03/12/2020