Utah Governor Signs Anti-Surcharging Bill
Eleven states will prohibit retailers from charging a surcharge for card transactions at least until June 2014, now that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed his state’s bill into law.
Ten states in the U.S. ban credit card surcharges on a permanent basis. Utah's ban is set to expire as of June 30, 2014.
Utah's ban forbids charging a surcharge for using a card to pay for any product or service of less than $10,000 and relies on private citizens seeking redress in courts for enforcement.
Under the terms of the new law, a private citizen who has been charged a surcharge for paying with a card can take the retailer to court to recover the surcharge, court costs and attorney fees and may seek a court order against the retailer continuing the practice.
Anti-surcharging laws has picked up a degree of legislative interest in the past few months.
Herbert signed the Utah bill on Thursday.