Florida To Ban Gift Card Expiration Dates And Maintenence Fees

The Florida House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning gift card expiration dates and maintenance fees. The bill now goes before the governor, Charlie Crist. From the Orlando Sentinel:

The measure (SB 1638) now goes to Gov. Charlie Crist, who must sign the bill for it to become law. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but the governor has long portrayed himself as a consumer advocate.

Get your pen ready, Chuck. —MEGHANN MARCO

No fees? No expiration? House OKs gift-card bill [Orlando Sentinel]
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