Bill allowing consumers to recover purchase price of bogus collectibles ready for final consideration

Companion legislation allowing consumers who provide “substantial evidence” that a collectible item is not authentic to recover the purchase price plus damages within three years of purchase is ready for final consideration in the House.

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved  SB315 by Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre. The bill is on the House’s Tuesday, May 4, special order calendar.  The Alabama Senate approved it April 20.

The companion bill – HB506 by Rep. Ginny Shaver, R-Leesburg – also awaits consideration by the full House.

Both bills allow consumers to file a civil action, but consumers would not be able to recover court costs, attorney’s fees, interest and expert witness fees.

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