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Bill Detail: HB20-1414

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Title Price Gouge Amid Disaster Deceptive Trade Practice
Status Governor Signed (07/14/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Financial Services & Commerce
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
B. Titone (D)
Senate Sponsors M. Foote (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 06/04/2020
Description

The bill establishes that a person engages in a deceptive trade
practice if the person, for a period following the declaration of a disaster
or disaster emergency by the president of the United States, the governor
of the state, or the principal executive officer of a political subdivision
and in the geographic area for which the disaster was declared, sells,
offers for sale, provides, or offers to provide any of the following at a

price so excessive as to amount to price gouging:
  • Building materials;
  • Consumer food items;
  • Emergency supplies;
  • Fuel;
  • Medical supplies;
  • Other necessities;
  • Repair or reconstruction services;
  • Transportation, freight, or storage services; or
  • Services used in an emergency cleanup.

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