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Senator Ken LaValle To Introduce Leglislation Regarding Retailer Gasoline Pricing When Using Credit Cards

Originally Posted: March 15, 2012

Southampton - New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) said that he is introducing legislation in the New York State Senate that will prevent gasoline retailers from charging consumers exorbitant surcharges for using a credit card when purchasing gasoline.

"The law as written forbids charging consumers a surcharge for the use of their credit card," LaValle said. "Because the statute is unclear, retailers have been charging higher prices for credit card use but maintaining that the cash price represents a discount. In some reported cases consumers have been charged a dollar more per gallon for gasoline when they use their credit card. My bill will protect consumers from huge price differences."

"In effect," LaValle said, profiteers are taking food off the table of cash strapped Long Islanders during a time of rising gas prices and sputtering economy."

The bill, which must pass the senate and assembly, would take effect 30 days after being signed into law by the Governor.

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Guest (Daniel Hurney) from Bellport says::
I also think that oil should be declared a natural resource and taken off the stock market and the government should set up and oil company to get it out of the ground and refine it. Like water, Oil belongs to all people in the world not to oil companies and the Arabs. This would take such a burden of of people. That is what Venezuela does and gas is like 20 cents a gallon. And if it is voted down all congressmen and senators should have there names posted and how they voted so when they come up for reelection the people can vote them out,, then make all lobbying and any gifts illegal to take in any form from anyone. Let there be public election financing. If anyone in government form a maintenance person, guard all the way to the white house gets fired without pension or benefits immediately and a special election is made for that state for a new person to fill the seat.
Mar 21, 2012 7:38 am

Guest (Daniel Hurney) from Bellport says::
I think it is about time to have the law. I think also the NY government should look into the cash they are hiding and not payng taxes on. I know a CPA that says if the government cracked down on cash businesses and made them pay their fair share in taxes we could lower our deficit by a large amount. There are manyof them and they need ot be watched so that they are not getting services provided by our tax dollars while not paying taxes, ie: Gas stations, Landscapers, Handymen, etc. Most only take cash only and do not pay taxes on the money.
Mar 21, 2012 7:31 am


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