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Retail Establishments Accept Cash Enforcement

Concerning the requirement that retail establishments accept United States currency.
2022 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Financial Services & Commerce
Bill Summary

Colorado law requires retail establishments to accept United States currency. One of the exceptions to the requirement is for security deposits. The act:

  • Exempts from the requirement to accept United States currency a retail establishment in which the primary method of selling goods or services is through an automatic renewal contract; and
  • Defines "retail establishment" and "security deposit" for purposes of these exceptions.

The attorney general is authorized to bring a civil and criminal action to enforce the provision.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Rodriguez
Rep. A. Valdez



Rep. Y. Caraveo, Rep. E. Hooton, Rep. M. Lindsay, Rep. D. Ortiz, Rep. S. Woodrow

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