HB553 (2021) Detail

Prohibiting renewal of certain consumer contracts without express written notice to consumers.


HB 553  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0699

05/11

 

HOUSE BILL 553

 

AN ACT prohibiting renewal of certain consumer contracts without express written notice to consumers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Baroody, Hills. 43

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes it a violation of the consumer protection act for a contract for services to include an automatic renewal provision that does not require written acceptance of the additional term of service by the consumer.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0699

05/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT prohibiting renewal of certain consumer contracts without express written notice to consumers.

 

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

 

1 New Paragraph; Consumer Protection; Acts Unlawful; Automatic Contract Renewal. Amend RSA 358-A:2 by inserting after paragraph XVII the following new paragraph:

XVIII. Including in a contract for services an automatic renewal provision that does not require the consumer to accept, in writing, an additional term of service prior to the expiration of the current term. Notice of renewal shall be provided to the consumer no less than 30 days before the contract's expiration date.

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

Links

HB553 at GenCourtMobile
HB553 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 17, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session
March 3, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB553 Revision: 31897 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

Docket


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 18 P. 66


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95215897452


March 3, 2021: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98917516497 (if necessary)


Feb. 17, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/17/2021 09:45 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99607943571 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 53