2021 Bill to Protect Ability to Pay With Cash Amended in Committee


Latest Action:

05/17/2022 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 17

Entire text BILLS-117hr4395ih.pdf (congress.gov)

Status: Sitting in House - Financial Services Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]  (Introduced 07/09/2021)

It is the sense of Congress that every consumer has the right to use cash at retail businesses who accept in person payments.
 (a) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter I of chapter 51 of title31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘‘§ 5104. Retail businesses prohibited from refusing1 cash payments
 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Any person engaged in the business of selling or offering goods or services at retail to the public who accepts in-person payments at a physical location (including a person accepting payments for telephone, mail, or internet-based transactions who is accepting in-person payments at a physical location)—
‘‘(1) shall accept cash as a form of payment for sales made at such physical location in amounts less than $2,000; and
‘‘(2) may not charge cash-paying customers a higher price compared to the price charged to customers not paying with cash.

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Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 07/09/2021
                  Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Rose, John W. [R-TN-6]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 07/09/2021
Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] 07/20/2021

Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5] 08/17/2021
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 08/27/2021
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 09/10/2021
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 09/10/2021
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 10/15/2021
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 11/04/2021
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 11/04/2021
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/15/2021
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 11/23/2021
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 11/30/2021
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 12/08/2021
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 03/16/2022
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 05/06/2022
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 05/06/2022
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 05/06/2022
Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick, Sheila [D-FL-20] 05/06/2022
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 05/06/2022
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 05/06/2022
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/11/2022

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