California tries again to regulate paper receipts
MAY 08, 2023
A bill aiming to reduce the use of paper receipts by mandating electronic options is back in the State Legislature. Assembly member Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, has reintroduced this idea, which failed in the legislature the first time it was considered. His bill would mandate that you offer your guests the option of an electronic receipt. It would also severely restrict commercial speech, prohibiting things like coupons and loyalty program information from being printed on a receipt.
The CRA and many other organizations oppose this bill and have offered solutions to address one of the stated reasons why it was introduced.