Summary: H.R.6264 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6264. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/12/2020)

Preventing Pandemic Profiting Act

This bill creates a new criminal offense for price gouging during a state of emergency.

Specifically, in a location that has received a state of emergency declaration, the bill prohibits the sale of certain goods or services—those vital and necessary for consumer health, safety, and welfare—at an unconscionably excessive price (e.g., a price higher than the average price during the 30-day period before the emergency declaration was made).

A violator is subject to fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both.