Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Unfair Sales Practices

SECTION 6-13-18

§ 6-13-18. Check cashing discrimination.

A business that willingly accepts personal checks from Rhode Island customers for goods or services shall be prohibited from refusing checks based solely on the geographic area in which the customer lives within the state of Rhode Island. Any person, firm, or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) per violation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 196, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 9.)