News Brief 7/13/2011, Tammuz 11, 5771
Bill to Require Annual Receipt
A bill proposed Wednesday would require companies to provide an annual receipt for services in addition to the usual monthly bills. The bill, which passed an initial reading, would apply to service providers such as the electric and water companies and cell phone companies.
The proposal was put forth by MKs Uri Maklev and Moshe Gafni of United Torah Judaism, along with Carmel Shama and Yariv Levine of Likud. It aims to make it easier for customers to keep a record of their transactions and reveal anything unexpected.