The Governors deceleration also triggers Connecticut General Statutes Section 42-230, the state law prohibiting profiteering (gouging) during emergencies.

Attorney General William Tong has issued guidance on the states price gouging laws and how they may be impacted by coronavirus.

Click the link below to view the AG’s guidance:  AG Price Gouging Guidance

CT Gouging Law

Sec. 42-230. Retail prices during an emergency. No person, firm or corporation shall increase the price of any item which such person, firm or corporation sells or offers for sale at retail at any location in an area which is the subject of any disaster emergency declaration issued by the Governor pursuant to chapter 517, any transportation emergency declaration issued by the Governor pursuant to section 3-6b or any major disaster or emergency declaration issued by the President of the United States, until the period of emergency or disaster is declared by the Governor or the President to be at an end.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit the fluctuation in the price of items sold at retail which occurs during the normal course of business.