Visa is just the site I pulled it from. It's also on consumer reports. The law is not yet in effect. It starts next year.
Here's a good article from Forbes. I'm on mobile so linking is difficult. Be Aware: Credit Card Purchases May Soon Carry a Surcharge - Forbes
As the Electronic Payments Coalition pointed out, “As part of the settlement, retailers negotiated the ability to charge their customers a checkout fee (merchant surcharge) at the register.”
And from the electronic payments coalition Interchange Settlement | Electronic Payments Coalition
3) As part of the settlement, retailers negotiated the ability to charge their customers a checkout fee (merchant surcharge) at the register. Elimination of the merchant surcharge rule—applicable to all merchants where permitted by state law—permitted on credit and charge card. There is a cap on the checkout fee, limiting it to cost of acceptance. The settlement requires notice and disclosure to the consumer at point of entry, point of sale and on the receipt.
IOW it doesn't matter what's legal NOW because in a month it's changing.
You could also loophole the issue by giving a discount to cash payers instead of up charging credit card transactions. Some gas stations do this. Posted via Mobile Device