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Latest revision as of 15:41, 14 March 2011

851-Local City/County Agencies

ITEM PRICING/ITEM PRICING ACCURACY

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County Weights and Measures (Weights and Measures (County) has jurisdiction over all pricing and scanner issues.

If anyone gets overcharged, they need to notify the store that there is a problem, and then notify their local Weights & Measures office.


Prices: Overcharges - AB 1721 (Koretz, D-West Hollywood)

Prohibits any person or store from charging an amount greater than the lowest price posted for a product, even if there is an expiration date posted for that product. This law clarifies that expired sale signs that are not removed must be honored by the merchant. It also clarifies the language of the law to cover scanner overcharges.



SEC. 2. Section 12024.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:


12024.2. (a) It is unlawful for any person, at the time of sale of a commodity, to do any of the following:

(1) Charge an amount greater than the price, or to compute an amount greater than a true extension of a price per unit, that is then advertised, posted, marked, displayed, or quoted for that commodity.

(2) Charge an amount greater than the lowest price posted on the commodity itself or on a shelf tag that corresponds to the commodity, notwithstanding any limitation of the time period for which the posted price is in effect.

(b) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding one year, or by both, if the violation is willful or grossly negligent, or when the overcharge is more than one dollar ($1).

(c) A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) when the overcharge is one dollar ($1) or less.


Consumers can find regulations for item pricing in Civil Code Section 7100.


The Federal Trade Commission has a webpage with information, studies, and laws regarding checkout scanners:
www.ftc.gov/reports/scanner2/scanner2.shtm

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-2222
1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)
www.ftc.gov



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