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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1365         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 265


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sarah K. Peake


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act concerning adjustments to certain petroleum products.






Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1365        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 265

By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 265) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to the use of credit cards at gasoline stations.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 112 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act concerning adjustments to certain petroleum products.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 28A of Chapter 140D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by adding the following:-

              (c) (1) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any seller from offering a discount for the purchase of gas to a buyer to induce such buyer to pay by cash, debit card, check or similar means rather than by credit card, provided the discount is offered to all prospective buyers and the availability of the discount is clearly and conspicuously disclosed.

              (2) Any provision in any contract or agreement prohibiting a retailer or distributor from offering such discount is void and without effect as contrary to public policy.

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