Section 8-31-4

Determination of unconscionable price during a state of emergency.

It is prima facie evidence that a price is unconscionable if any person, during a state of emergency declared pursuant to the powers granted to the Governor in Section 31-9-8, charges a price that exceeds, by an amount equal to or in excess of twenty-five percent the average price at which the same or similar commodity or rental facility was obtainable in the affected area during the last 30 days immediately prior to the declared state of emergency and the increase in the price charged is not attributable to reasonable costs incurred in connection with the rental or sale of the commodity.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-171, p. 195, §4; Act 2001-1104, 4th Sp. Sess., p. 1168, §1; Act 2003-336, p. 843, §1.)