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2021 House Bill 5487: Mandate certain merchant disclosures on eBay type sites

Public Act 153 of 2022

Introduced by Rep. Mark Tisdel R-Rochester Hills on October 27, 2021
To amend the Michigan Consumer Protection Act to prescribe detailed disclosures that “high-volume third-party sellers” (more than 200 'consumer product' sales in a year) would have to make to an online marketplace (like eBay) to disclose the seller's full name, full physical address, a working phone number and email address, whether the seller makes, imports or resells consumer products and more. The site would then have to post a phone number on the seller's offerings for reporting "suspicious marketplace activity." The bill is supported by broad coalition of large Michigan "brick and mortar" retailers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 27, 2021
Reported in the House on June 21, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 23, 2022
Referred to the Senate on June 23, 2022
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 19, 2022

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