S.710 - Fair Gift Card Act of 2009

A bill to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to gift certificates, store gift cards, and other general-use prepaid cards, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to gift certificates, store gift cards, and other general-use prepaid cards, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Fair Gift Card Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Fair Gift Card Act of 2009 - Declares it unlawful, with certain exceptions, for any person to impose a dormancy fee, inactivity charge or fee, or a service fee with respect to a gift certificate, store gift card, or general-use prepaid card. Declares it unlawful, with certain exceptions, fo

Official Summary

Fair Gift Card Act of 2009 - Declares it unlawful, with certain exceptions, for any person to impose a dormancy fee, inactivity charge or fee, or a service fee with respect to a gift certificate, store gift card, or general-use prepaid card. Declares it unlawful, with certain exceptions, for any person to sell or issue a gift certificate, store gift card, or general-use prepaid card that is subject to an expiration date. Requires any violation of this Act to be treated as a violation of a rule defining an unfair or deceptive act or practice prescribed under the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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