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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 16, 2021 02:08 PM
From: Representative Michael J. Driscoll
To: All House members
Subject: Strengthening Consumer Contracts
 
Pennsylvanians enter into contracts every day. Whether it is a contract for cell phones, cable television, home improvement or another type of contract, full disclosure is necessary. Too many times, people find themselves on the wrong side of a misleading contract.
 
In order to help protect Pennsylvania consumers, I will soon introduce legislation strengthening Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. My bill creates a deceptive practice when a contract uses confusing or vague language to create provisions that can become void, unenforceable or inapplicable. Anyone who enters into a contract or receives a notice needs to be able to have full disclosure and understanding of what may become void or unenforceable, along with what triggers these actions.
 
I ask for your support and to join me in co-sponsoring this legislation so we can better protect Pennsylvania families from receiving deceptive contracts and notices.

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Introduced as HB1314