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2004

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Chapter 468 AN ACT PROHIBITING FEES FOR MAILING BILLS OR INVOICES.

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. Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 43 the following section:-

Section 43A. A person engaged in trade or commerce shall not assess a fee, penalty or other charge for the sending of an original bill or invoice by postal mail to a natural person in this commonwealth; but this section shall not apply to a reasonable discount offered to a natural person for voluntary agreement to pay or otherwise satisfy a bill or invoice after its receipt by means other than postal mail, or for voluntary options such as customized bills or invoices.

Approved January 5, 2005.

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