H. B. 2058
(By Delegates Doyle and Manuel)
[Introduced January 14, 1998; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend article six, chapter forty-six-a of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
one hundred eleven, relating to general consumer protection;
and electronic scanners and shelf prices.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter forty-six-a of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section one
hundred eleven, to read as follows:
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 shall 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 shall be
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.