YARDLEY – A state lawmaker is proposing a measure that would discourage hoarding by limiting the return of grocery items during the current state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucks County Rep. Perry Warren says his bill would discourage those who might try to make money off of a vulnerable population’s need for basic necessities by hoarding products and selling them at exorbitant prices—products ranging from toilet paper and cleaning items to baby formula and diapers. His legislation would also give grocery stores the sole discretion of accepting returned items that may have been unsafe or otherwise defective at the time of sale. Those items would not be eligible for resale.

REP. PERRY WARREN