Proposed law would stop deception in the floral industry

May 3, 2012 4:56:17 PM PDT
A bill designed to stop deception in the floral industry passed the state Assembly Thursday.

Many florists advertising on the Internet or phone book list a local number despite being from out of the area. Consumers are then charged a fee because the order must then be rerouted to a local florist.

The bill, by Assm. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, would help consumers avoid the fee. It would require florists to list their true geographic location in all advertising.

The bill moves on to the state Senate.