Economic Liberties Applauds Colorado House Passage of Junk Fee Ban

March 25, 2024 Press Release

Washington, D.C — In response to news that the Colorado House passed HB24-1151, a ban on junk fees, in a 45-18 vote, the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.

“We’re thrilled to see the Colorado House take decisive action to ban deceptive junk fees across the Centennial State,” said Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. “Colorado leaders are sending a clear message that deceptive corporate pricing practices will no longer be tolerated. If it becomes law, this bill will not just benefit Colorado families, who lose thousands of dollars per year to deceptive fees, but also honest, local businesses that already use transparent pricing practices. We commend Rep. Ricks for championing this measure and urge the State Senate to pass it without delay, joining the nationwide movement to crack down on junk fees at all levels of government.”

Learn more about Economic Liberties’ End Junk Fees campaign here.

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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.