SURCHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD USE PROHIBITED.

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 626 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 5, 2011
TO PROHIBIT THE CHARGING OF A SURCHARGE ON PERSONS WHO ELECT TO USE A CREDIT CARD, CHARGE CARD, OR DEBIT CARD IN LIEU OF PAYMENT BY CASH, CHECK, OR SIMILAR MEANS.
Intro. by Blackwell.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (Apr 6 2011)
H 626

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - More information

    Enacts new GS 75-43 to prohibit a person who sells or leases goods or services in North Carolina from imposing a surcharge, as defined, on a person who uses a credit card, charge card, or debit card in lieu of cash, check, or other similar form of payment. Allows a person to offer discounts to induce payment by means not involving the use of a credit, charge, or debit card, provided the discount is offered to all prospective buyers. Makes a violation of GS 75-43 an unfair and deceptive trade practice. Makes a conforming change to GS 159-32.1, permitting a unit of local government, public hospital, or public authority to accept electronic payment in lieu of cash or check, as specified, notwithstanding GS 75-43. Effective October 1, 2011.


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