Legislation prompted by price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic is moving toward a Minnesota House vote after passing the Judiciary committee Thursday. D-F-L Representative Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids says the bill establishes in statue protections against price gouging in the occurrence of an emergency. G-O-P Representative Brian Johnson from Cambridge says, “It can actually hurt, especially small businesses and mom and pop shops that are trying to survive in hard times.” The law would penalize retailers who charge an “unconsciously excessive price” for essential goods or services during public emergency situations. Violators could face fines up to one thousand dollars per sale or transaction.
Price Gouging Bill Passes Minnesota House Judiciary Committee
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-20T06:24:08-06:00January 20th, 2023|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!