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2012 House Bill 5532: Ban discounts for cash vs. card purchases
  1. Introduced by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on April 10, 2012, to prohibit retail merchants from offering discounts for cash purchases, vs. purchases made with a credit or debit card.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 10, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5532 (Ban discounts for cash vs. card purchases )  by changeagent on April 24, 2012 
[quote user="TALKER60"]THANK HEAVEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS PRACTICE.[/quote]

Here's any idea. You could simply choose to not do business with people who charge extra for using credit cards. That way the business will be encouraged to stop the practice as they lose business and we won't have another law restricting how businesses use their private property. Wake up! The government is not the answer to all of your problems.

Re: 2012 House Bill 5532 (Ban discounts for cash vs. card purchases )  by wolf on April 24, 2012 
This is about the stupidest thing I can think of. As a business I have to pay a annual and monthly fee to take credit cards, and they when someone uses it I have to pay a percentage of the sale to the credit card provider. and now I have to give them the same discount as cash customers.
Have you ever heard the saying cash is king? If this becomes law the only thing that happens is there will be no cash discount.
You have your laws, I have mine.

Re: 2012 House Bill 5532 (Ban discounts for cash vs. card purchases )  by elarcinese on April 24, 2012 
fairly stoopid approach, unless of course the bill prevents your credit card company from charging the retailer the 3% service charge. It actually costs the retailer every time someone charges the purchase, so its only fair to give a cash discount.

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