SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 64H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
(j) Every vendor providing retail sales or services in a booth, tent, table, kiosk, or other space that is not the vendor’s fixed building site, shall obtain a surety bond from a licensed insurance or surety company, guaranteeing repayment of a consumer’s purchase price in the event of a return by a consumer. The bond shall be written to provide surety for a period of 1 year from date of sublease or license issuance. Any landlord providing sublease space or a license to use any premises for such retail activity shall be provided a copy of said bond prior to issuing a sublease or license to use any portion of the premises for such activity and shall retain a copy of such bond for a period of one year following expiration of the bond. Any city or town authorizing the use of such non-fixed building site for retail sales or services shall be provided a copy of the above-described surety bond prior to issuing a vendor’s license and shall retain a copy for a period of one year following issuance Every vendor contemplated in this subsection shall display in a conspicuous site a copy of such bond. Every bond shall be written to guarantee a minimum return amount of up to $1000 for a single purchase. All other lawful rights and remedies shall remain available to any consumer affected by this subsection.
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