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House Bill No. 5674

Public Act No. 09-53

AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT PROGRAMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) Any person, firm or corporation who offers goods or services to the public at retail and who offers a discount to senior citizens shall disclose the qualifying age and the percentage or dollar amount of such discount on a conspicuously placed sign located at the point of display, the cash register or the store entrance. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may assess a civil penalty in the amount of fifty dollars against any person, firm or corporation that violates the provisions of this section.

Approved May 21, 2009