Authors: Representative Edmond Soliday
Co-authors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald, Representative Edward DeLaney
Provides that a supplier commits an unconscionable act that is treated the same as a deceptive act under the deceptive consumer sales law if the supplier refuses to sell to a retailer with which the supplier has done business within the previous two years a good that is a food or beverage product at the same price that the supplier sells the good to any other retailer. Establishes exceptions. Provides that certain deceptive consumer sales provisions do not apply to the unconscionable act. Requires a court to award to a retailer the difference between the higher price at which the goods were sold to the retailer and the lower price at which the goods were sold to another retailer if a court finds a supplier has committed an unconscionable act. Requires a court to award to the attorney general on behalf of the state, if the attorney general files an action to enjoin the unconscionable act, a civil penalty equal to two times the amount of the difference between the higher price at which the goods were sold to a retailer and the lower price at which the goods were sold to another retailer.