A bill that would crack down on price gouging in Pennsylvania was the topic at a hearing for house democrats this morning.
Supporters of the Stop Price Fixing Act feel current laws make price gouging difficult to prove, and limit the state attorney general's ability to investigate it only to declared emergencies.
Allegheny County State Rep. Nick Pisciattano introduced the bill, saying many companies were under investigation during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
“Many of them were found guilty on price gouging on supplies that medical communities need in Purel, masks and things like that. We don’t think that has gone away, just because the emergency declaration has ended.”
He says his bill would ensure inflation is due to economic realties, not greedy companies.