The Chamber of Deputies must debate in the coming weeks whether the initiative that forces parking not to charge for two hours is approved
The initiative was presented in the Chamber of Deputies by the Morena bench , which seeks to ensure that citizens do not pay for parking in shopping centers, clinics and private hospitals during the first two hours, as long as a purchase is made or purchase some service. The initiative aims to alleviate the financial burden of citizens and encourage local consumption.
The proposal, presented by Congressman Alfredo Porras , aims to regulate parking rates, arguing that in some establishments the costs are considered “abusive.” According to Porras, the current rate system represents a financial barrier for consumers, affects the user’s freedom of choice and can discourage frequent visits, counteracting the positive experience that these places seek to offer.
The proposed reform specifically establishes that “it is prohibited to apply or collect fees for the first two hours of parking in shopping centers, public squares, clinics and private hospitals, as long as the consumer purchases a product or service, presenting proof of payment.”
In addition, the initiative prohibits the application of extraordinary or compensatory fees to people with disabilities who use medical, orthopedic, technological, educational or sports implements necessary for their mobility.
Congressman Porras argues that offering free parking for the first two hours for those who consume in a shopping plaza not only encourages visitors to explore and spend in different stores or services, but also benefits the attraction of customers , increasing sales. for business and contributing to local economic stimulus.