Hunt's parking protection for consumers clears House

A state legislator from south Pierce County is getting his way with a proposal that would protect the public from unfair parking fees. House Bill 1443, introduced by Rep. Graham Hunt, was approved 94-0 in the House of Representatives on March 3. If also passed by the Senate and signed into law by the governor, the measure would require owners of commercial parking lots to conspicuously notify customers of late fees and methods of accepted payment. It would also limit any late fees and unauthorized parking fees those businesses can charge. "This is an important consumer protection measure," said Hunt, a Republican from the Second District. "Transparency is the goal, as is ending certain practices of some businesses that have unfairly targeted customers. I'm glad we're on track to achieving both goals.GÇ¥ HB 1443 was awaiting action by the Senate last week. The 2015 session of the Legislature is scheduled to end April 26.


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