CA SB 1524

Title: Consumers Legal Remedies Act: advertisements: restaurant, bar, and other food services.
Author: Jesse Gabriel

SB 1524, Dodd. Consumers Legal Remedies Act: advertisements: restaurant, bar, and other food services. The Consumers Legal Remedies Act makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and certain unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by a person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to a consumer, including advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised. Existing law authorizes a consumer who suffers damage as a result of the use or employment by a person of a method, act, or practice declared to be unlawful by that provision to bring an action against that person to recover or obtain certain relief, including actual damages of at least $1,000.Existing law, beginning on July 1, 2024, with certain exceptions, additionally makes unlawful advertising, displaying, or offering a price for a good or service that does not include all mandatory fees or charges other than taxes or fees imposed by a government on the transaction, as specified.This bill would specify that the above provision does not apply to a mandatory fee or charge for individual food or beverage items sold directly to a customer by a restaurant, bar, food concession, grocery store, or grocery delivery service, or by means of a menu or contract for banquet or catering services that fully discloses the terms of service, subject to certain exclusions and conditions. These conditions would include that a mandatory fee or charge be clearly and conspicuously displayed with an explanation of its purpose on an advertisement, menu, or other display and, as of July 1, 2025, meet certain text requirements, as prescribed.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1524 - 06/27/24 - Enrolled
06/27/24 - CA SB 1524 (06/27/24 - Enrolled)

CA SB 1524 - 06/20/24 - Amended Assembly
06/20/24 - CA SB 1524 (06/20/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA SB 1524 - 06/05/24 - Amended Assembly
06/05/24 - CA SB 1524 (06/05/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA SB 1524 - 03/12/24 - Introduced
03/12/24 - CA SB 1524 (03/12/24 - Introduced)

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  • Jesse Gabriel - D
    Assemblymember - State Assembly - CA

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