Senator Matt Klein Celebrates Passage of Consumer Protection Package

Bill protects consumer rights, promotes transparency and fair market practices.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, the Senate passed a Commerce and Consumer Protection policy bill led by Chair Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights). The package includes a variety of provisions focused on protecting consumer rights, promoting transparency and fair practices in the marketplace, and empowering consumers.

“I am proud of the work we have done this session to deliver a strong consumer protection package that will empower Minnesota consumers and promote a fairer marketplace for everyone.” said Senator Klein. “In this bill is my transparency in ticket sales provision, sometimes called the “Taylor Swift Bill”, requiring ticket sellers to show the true cost of a ticket including fees throughout the purchase process to avoid last minute surprises for fans. It also regulates the use of bots and bans resale sites from pretending to be original sellers.”

“With this bill we are also expanding protections in the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights, making it easier for consumers to unsubscribe from automatic renewals, creating protections around the sale of aerosol dusters and vape products, expanding price gouging prohibitions, and more.” said Senator Klein. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues in advancing consumer rights and advancing a fairer system for everyone.” 

The Commerce and Consumer Protection Omnibus Policy bill passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 53-14 and awaits consideration in the House.

Matt Klein represents Senate District 53 which includes the area spanning parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, the city of Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

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