H. B. 2181
(By Delegate Doyle)
[Introduced February 10, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6-111
to general consumer protection; and electronic scanners and
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6-111
, to read as
ARTICLE 6. GENERAL CONSUMER PROTECTION.
§46A-6-111. Electronic scanners and shelf prices.
Businesses which use electronic scanners to price consumer
products must display the prices of the products on the shelf,
either above or below the product, in a conspicuous and legible
manner. The shelf label must also include unit prices, product
codes and descriptions. When there is a difference in the price of
the product on the shelf and at the scanner, the consumer is
permitted to purchase the product at the lower price.
NOTE: This bill requires businesses which use scanners to
price items at the checkout counter or register, to post prices on
the shelf, legibly and in a conspicuous manner; and if the price
posted differs from that on the scanner, then the consumer may buy
the item at the lower of the two prices.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.