HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to ensure that customers are sufficiently aware of when an offer under a full-service restaurant franchisee's advertising campaign is not available in Hawaii by requiring full-service restaurant franchisees to disclose their non-participation in a national advertising campaign in which discounts or promotions are offered.
SECTION 2. Chapter 481B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§481B- Full-service restaurant franchise;
advertising campaigns; non-participation. (a)
If a full-service restaurant franchisee does not participate in a
national advertising campaign of the franchisor in which a discount or
promotion is offered, the franchisee shall disclose its non-participation at
its entrance or storefront with signage of a size sufficient to be clearly
visible to the general public.
(b) For the purposes of this section, "full-service restaurant" means a sit-down eatery where food is served directly to the customer's table and payment is made after being served."
SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.
Full-service Restaurants; Non-participation; Franchise Advertising Campaign; Disclosure
Requires a full-service franchise restaurant to disclose its non-participation in national advertising campaigns that offer a promotion or discount with a sign at the entrance or storefront of the restaurant. (SD1)
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