CardFellow Quotes CardX on Texas Decision, Which Opens Second Largest State to Surcharging

“As of 2018, Texas businesses can surcharge. In Rowell v. Paxton, the court determined that surcharging is considered protected speech under the First Amendment. Thus, the Court ruled Texas’ ‘no surcharge’ law unconstitutional.

CardX’s Razi tells CardFellow, ‘With this legal victory, Texas joins California and Florida as states where “no-surcharge” restrictions have been declared unconstitutional. Now, Texas businesses have the option to pass on the fee when their customers choose credit cards for convenience or rewards.’”