Bill Text - HB1690 (2020)

Prohibiting paper billing fees.


Revision: Jan. 6, 2020, 1:27 p.m.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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