Economic Liberties Applauds Virginia State Senate Passage of Junk Fee Ban

February 6, 2024 Press Release

Washington, D.C — In response to news that the Virginia State Senate has passed SB388, a ban on junk fees, the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.

“We’re thrilled to see the Virginia Senate marching ahead with a common-sense bill that all consumers and honest businesses can celebrate,” said Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. “With today’s vote, a bipartisan majority of Virginia State Senators are sending a clear message: That they’re listening to the average family, which loses thousands of dollars a year to these exploitative fees, and not hollow lobbyist arguments about ‘unintended consequences.’ This is a huge victory in what is quickly becoming a nationwide movement to crack down on dishonest pricing. We urge the Virginia House of Delegates to pass this bill without delay.”

Learn more about Economic Liberties’ campaign to end junk fees 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.