Bill introduced in NC House to require businesses to take cash payments
A bill in the North Carolina House would require businesses to accept cash payments. It's in response to stores and restaurants that are going cashless.
A growing number of businesses are only accepting card or mobile payments. A study from the Pew Research Center released last year shows four and ten Americans don't use cash for any purchases.
Republican representative Brendan Jones of Columbus County says cashless businesses discriminate against people without credit cards or bank accounts.
His bill would require all businesses in North Carolina to accept cash. Violators could face a fine of up to five thousand dollars. New York City and Philadelphia have enacted similar laws.