The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal initiated by a group of New York merchants who claim New York’s “no surcharge” law violates their First Amendment free speech rights.
If the merchants are successful, it sets the stage for the removal of “no surcharge” laws in the handful of states that have such laws. This would not necessarily lead to a pike in merchants surcharging for credit card use, but it is certainly something to watch. End-user organizations who rely on state “no surcharge” laws today (when dealing with merchants who want to apply a surcharge) may have to rethink their strategy in the future.
See the related webpage on surcharge news for background about the evolving state laws, including what has occurred in New York and elsewhere.
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Blog post author Lynn Larson, CPCP, is the founder of Recharged Education. With more than 15 years of Commercial Card experience, her mission is to make industry education readily accessible to all. Learn more…
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