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Senate Bill No. 500

Public Act No. 02-43

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PRICING EXEMPTIONS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 21a-79 of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 01-73, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(c) (1) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the marking of prices and use of universal product coding on each unit of a consumer commodity.

(2) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 designating not more than [ten] twelve consumer commodities that need not be marked in accordance with subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and specifying the method of providing adequate disclosure to consumers to insure that the electronic pricing of the designated consumer commodities is accurate. The commissioner may establish by regulation methods to protect consumers against electronic pricing errors of such designated consumer commodities and to insure that the electronic prices of such designated consumer commodities are accurate. Among the methods that the commissioner may consider are conditions similar to those set forth in subdivision (4) of subsection (b) of this section.

Approved May 6, 2002