Issues: Consumer Protection

STATE LEGISLATURE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO BAN DANGEROUS DROP-SIDE CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that both the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed legislation he sponsors to enact a statewide ban on dangerous drop-side cribs.  

June 25, 2010
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Senate Sets Grading System For Food Establishments To Protect Consumer Health

Commissioner of Health to give restaurants A, B, or C letter grades

June 25, 2010
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Peralta Passes Bill - Requires Landlords to Disclose Bed Bug History To Potential Tenants

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S8130), sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens), to protect tenants from unknowingly moving into a property with a history of bed bug infestations. This legislation requires property owners or landlords within New York City to disclose infestation history to potential tenants prior to leasing.

According to the National Pest Management Association, bedbug complaints have increased 50 fold over the last five years, appearing in apartments, mansions and dormitories in nearly every corner of the nation

June 24, 2010
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DIRTY RESTAURANTS GET A FAILING GRADE

Klein Bill Establishes Uniform Letter Grade System for Restaurant Inspections

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the Senate passed his legislation to establish a uniform, state-wide grading system for restaurants. Klein’s bill (S.8171) would require the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish a uniform letter grading system of “A,” “B,” and “C” to classify restaurant inspection results and mandate that restaurants prominently display their letter grade for patrons.

 

June 24, 2010
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Majority Requires Landlords To Disclose Bed Bug History To Potential Tenants

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S8130), sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens), to protect tenants from unknowingly moving into a property with a history of bed bug infestations. This legislation requires property owners or landlords within New York City to disclose infestation history to potential tenants prior to leasing. 

June 24, 2010
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Senate, Assembly Unanimously Pass Legislation Ensuring Safe Child Products

Tough measures on the manufacture and sale of child products containing BPA

June 24, 2010
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The State Senate Democratic Majority Passes Bill S7399 Requiring Lenders to Provide Consumers with a Mortgage Bill of Rights Sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta, Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee

(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring mortgage lenders and brokers to provide consumers with a Mortgage Bill of Rights - a pamphlet that must be signed by the consumer prior to mortgage application explaining the mortgage process and consumer rights and protections. This bill will ensure that consumers receive ample information before they begin the voluminous mortgage process.

June 23, 2010
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The State Senate Democratic Majority Passes Bill S 7300-A Requiring Car Dealers To Pay Balances in a Timely Manner Sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta, Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee

(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring car dealerships to pay preexisting balances on vehicles they purchase or accept for trade in from consumers in a timely manner.

June 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation Ensuring Safe Child Products

Tough measures on the manufacture and sale of child products containing BPA

June 22, 2010
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Public Protection Budget Ensures Equal Justice For All New Yorkers

Majority adopts Interest On Lawyer Account funding in legislation

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER SUCCESSFULLY AMENDS FORECLOSURE LAW TO HELP OWNERS

For Immediate Release | June 15, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(Albany, NY) – In an effort to help homeowners who are fighting foreclosure, State Senator Liz Krueger successfully sponsored and passed new legislation (S7798A) which would amend the New York State Foreclosure Prevention and Responsible Lending Act to further ensure that homeowners have an adequate opportunity to prevent foreclosure through fair, good-faith judiciary hearings.

June 16, 2010
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June 15, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 7, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to maintain essential services used to support health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while making significant spending reductions to close the state’s budget gap. Additionally, the Senate passed key legislation to make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses, and reforms to presidential elections. Maintaining Services & Operations

June 8, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 7, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to maintain essential services used to support health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while making significant spending reductions to close the state’s budget gap. Additionally, the Senate passed key legislation to make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses, and reforms to presidential elections. Maintaining Services & Operations

June 8, 2010
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Senate Majority Protects New Yorkers From Out-of-Control Health Insurance Premium Rates

Insurance Companies will be Requiredto Receive Prior Approval Before Raising Premium Rates

June 7, 2010
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Op-Ed- Helping Restaurants Help the Hungry by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

Every night, millions of men, women and children in New York go to bed hungry.  The Food Bank Association of New York, a consortium of regional food banks throughout the state, estimates that in 2010, close to three million New Yorkers will receive emergency food assistance from food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency feeding programs.

June 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 945 LOB

June 8, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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June 2010 New York Retail Serving The Public Report

 

June 2010: New York Retail Serving The Public Report.

File: 
6-1-10 New York Retail Serving The Public.pdf

June 2, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint - Senate and Assembly Standing Committee on S. 7302/A. 6634-A – Establishes the “New York State Consumers’ Right to Repair Act of 2010”

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Consumer ProtectionChair: Senator José Peraltaand Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs and ProtectionChair: Assembly Member Audrey I. PhefferPublic Hearing: S. 7302/A. 6634-A – Establishes the “New York State Consumers’ Right to Repair Act of 2010”Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Senate – Margarita Perez (518) 455-2529Assembly – Eric Jacobsen (518) 455-4355Media Contact: Senate – Anne Fenton (718) 205-3881Assembly – Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 945 LOB

May 25, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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