Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:32 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

McDaniel says state laws help consumers during winter storm

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 8, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.

Winter Storms December 2013

Arkansas residents make the most of snow and icy weather conditions that moved through the area Thur...

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Gov. Mike Beebe's declaration of a state of emergency because of winter storms crossing the state has triggered state laws intended to protect consumers during an emergency.

McDaniel says Thursday's declaration triggers a state law that prohibits businesses from raising prices more than 10 percent, with certain exceptions. Businesses may exceed the 10-percent cap if they can establish that the higher price is directly related to added expenses such as costs imposed by a supplier or because of higher labor and materials costs.

Otherwise — businesses may not raise prices by more than 10 percent for 30 days after the state of emergency declaration.

The 10-percent cap on price increases applies items such as food and water, batteries, fuel and construction materials.

Comments on: McDaniel says state laws help consumers during winter storm

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.


  • Water operator

    licensed water operatorthe City of Eudora is advertising for...

  • Tissueprocurementcoo

    tissue procurement coordinator central arkansasthe Arkansas ...

  • Housekeeper ft

    housekeeper full timeapply in person at: Elmcroft of Maumell...

  • Carriers

    wanted earning from $800 to $1,100 per month for a few hour...
    Benton, AR

  • Ophthalmology techni

    cian Clinic in Little Rock seeks experienced cian/Contact Le...

Search 786 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online