Should Philadelphia require shops give receipts on sales to kids?

A new bill in Philadelphia City Council could mandate that stores give receipts for all transactions with minors. 

City Councilman Curtis Jones says he’s had direct contact with a young member of his family who was involved with a dispute with a merchant because he didn’t get a receipt for his purchase.

“A kid, one who I know very well went down to the corner store and asked for a quarter pound of beef bacon, the man didn’t give him a quarter pound and he didn’t have a receipt, and the young man went back and they said how do we know you got this from the store?  Without a receipt there’s no record of the sale and exchange,” said Jones.

The Jones bill would call for a receipt for all transactions involving minors.  He says some stores that do provide them for adults, don’t for kids.

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“Other people think that they sometimes might not do receipts because they might be reluctant to claim all they income they get at the end of the year doesn’t matter to me what their problems is what the problem for the consumer is accurate records that need to be adhered to,” said Jones.

The bill will be the subject of an upcoming public hearing.

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