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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1227

Public Act No. 07-150

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN POLICY OF RETAIL STORES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 42-110aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2007):

(b) Any person that utilizes an electronic system to record, monitor and limit the number or total dollar value of returns made by a consumer shall, prior to terminating the right of any such consumer to return goods at such person's place of business pursuant to any such limitation, provide written notice to such consumer that indicates such termination. Such termination notice shall not affect such consumer's right to return any goods purchased by such consumer or purchased for the benefit of such consumer prior to the date of such notice, if such consumer has a valid receipt evidencing a purchase date for such goods that is prior to the date such consumer receives such notice. Any such notice that is mailed to the last known address of such consumer or to the address of such consumer that is obtained through reasonably available public records shall be deemed to comply with the notification requirements of this subsection.

Approved June 19, 2007