House Bill Calls for Penalty On Businesses That Cancel Client Appointments Last Minute

Date: February 01, 2023

The proposal was among the earliest bills filed in this year's session of the General Assembly

The General Assembly gaveled into session on Jan. 11, but lawmakers are only now beginning to file legislation.

“We’re reviewing the bills as they come in, but one measure that caught our is House Bill 32,” NFIB State Director Gregg Thompson said. Dubbed the “Service Customer Equal Value Time Act,” the measure says a service company that charges customers for missing scheduled service appointments would have to pay customers the same amount if the company failed to provide service to a customer at the scheduled time. H32 passed on first reading on Tuesday, Jan. 31. “It’s much too early to say whether the bill will gain traction in the House, but it’s one of the bills we’ll be tracking this session.”

By midmorning on Wednesday, Feb. 1, lawmakers had filed 39 bills in the House and 51 bills in the Senate covering a host of issues. NFIB will continue to monitor the bills as they are filed and advocate on behalf of its members, Thompson said.

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