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5/14/2024 Senate passes LaMountain bill that would make it illegal to charge seniors for paper invoices
STATE HOUSE — The Senate today passed legislation introduced by Sen. Matthew L. LaMountain that would make it illegal to charge fees to senior citizens for paper invoices.

The Senior Savings Protection Act (2024-S 2278A) would prohibit the charging of any fees to a person who is 65 years of age or older for a hard-copy paper bill, invoice or statement. The violation of this provision would be a deceptive trade practice subject to a $500 fine.

“A large segment of the over-65 population is uncomfortable with online payments and digital banking,” said Senator LaMountain (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston). “Many don’t even have access to the devices they need to utilize these digital services. They should not be charged a fee simply to receive a bill.”

The measure now moves to the House of Representatives, where Rep. Brandon T. Voas (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) has introduced similar legislation (2024-H 7940).

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903