CMTA-opposed rebate bill vetoed

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 19, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 1673 (Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles), a bill that would have required a California retail seller advertising the net price of items that are eligible for a rebate, to offer that net price immediately at the point of purchase.

The Governor's veto message expressed concern over fewer rebate options for California consumers. "While the author of this bill has put forth an interesting proposal relating to the advertisement of pre-rebate prices and post-rebate prices, there are still outstanding issues related to practical consequences that need to be resolved," noted the Governor. "Furthermore, I would like to further examine the anomalies that may exist from industry to industry before I can consider enacting a measure such as this."

CMTA applauds the Governor for recognizing the practical challenges and consequences that AB 1673 would have created.  We believe proper disclosure of reasonable mail-in rebate terms before purchase, as required by existing California law, provides the best solution to assist consumers in California.

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