SB 371 Prohibits the use of expiration dates or service fees on gift certificates
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 1833S.01I Fiscal Note: 1833-01
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/16/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S313
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 371 - This act prohibits the use of expiration dates or service fees on gift certificates. Abandoned or unused gift certificates shall not be subject to state unclaimed property provisions and shall not become the property of the State Treasurer. Violations of the act shall be considered unfair marketing practices subject to certain unlawful merchandising practice penalties.

This act is similar to SB 76 (2007) and SB 685 (2006).

ERIKA JAQUES