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File #: 200021    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 4/21/2020 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: An ordinance relating to requiring retail sellers to accept cash during face-to-face sales with customers unless prohibited by law and providing a penalty.
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON

 Number

200021

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. HAMILTON

 

Title

An ordinance relating to requiring retail sellers to accept cash during face-to-face sales with customers unless prohibited by law and providing a penalty.

 

Sections

50-79  cr

 

Analysis

This ordinance requires retail sellers who sell goods or services from retail establishments to accept cash payments during face-to-face sales with consumers, unless they are prohibited by law, from accepting cash for the goods or services being sold. A retailer who violates this provision shall be subject to a forfeiture of $200 to $5,000.

 

Body

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

 

Section 50-79 of the code is created to read:

 

50-79. Acceptance of Cash by Retailers. 1. REFUSAL TO ACCEPT CASH PROHIBITED. A person who sells goods or services at retail from a physical location may not refuse to accept cash in exchange for those goods or services during a face-to-face sale with a consumer, unless the person is otherwise prohibited by law, from accepting cash for the goods or services being sold.

 

2. PENALTY. Any person violating this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $200 and not more than $5,000 for each violation, and in default of payment, shall be imprisoned as provided by law.

 

LRB

APPROVED AS TO FORM

 

 

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Legislative Reference Bureau

Date:_____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE

IS LEGAL AND ENFOCEABLE

 

 

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Office of the City Attorney

Date:____________________

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB 175033

Christopher H. Hillard