TOPEKA – (March 13, 2020) – A Kansas price-gouging law that prohibits profiteering by raising prices on items consumers find necessary because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak is now in effect statewide, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. “The Kansas anti-profiteering statute is rarely invoked but is designed to prevent opportunistic greed from overcoming the public need for necessary virus-response products and services during this time of emergency,” Schmidt said. “We take the law’s requirements seriously and will diligently investigate complaints and vigorously prosecute any violations.” The law generally prohibits unjustifiably raising prices for goods and services for which consumer demand is likely to increase because of the...
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AG Derek Schmidt: State price-gouging law now in effect for virus-response supplies