Issues: Consumer Protection

Senator Schneiderman and Assemblyman Espaillat Crack Down on Immigration Services Fraud

Senator Schneiderman and Assemblyman Espaillat Crack Down on Immigration Services Fraud

Groundbreaking Legislation Requires State Licenses For Private Service Providers And Stiffer Penalties For Lawbreakers

 

March 31, 2010
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Senator Foley to Host Foreclosure Prevention Event at William Floyd High School

On Saturday, May 1st from 10 am – 4 pm, Senator Brian X. Foley will host a mortgage foreclosure prevention event at William Floyd High School located at 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951.

May 1, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sen. Foley and Touro Law Center Launch Pro-Bono Foreclosure Clinic in Central Islip

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Law Clinic will be first of it's kind, provide free services to local communities battered by foreclosure crisis

March 23, 2010
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Senator Johnson's Legislation to Protect NY State Residents From Phone 'Spoofing' Passes Senate

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that would protect residents from deception, harassment and possible fraud over the phone lines. 

The legislation (S.2753A) would outlaw “spoofing,” a practice where telemarketers and others seek to mask their true identity by altering the number that appears on a person's Caller ID. 

March 11, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SENIORS

Senator Charles J, Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all local seniors to learn how to protect themselves from identity theft. Identity theft is one of the top consumer crimes in New York State and the fastest growing financial crime in the country.

March 1, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE MAKES HOMEOWNERS AWARE OF NEW CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM REQUIREMENTS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle wants New York State residents to be aware that “Amanda’s Law” became effective February 22, 2010.  The law requires all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide to have a carbon monoxide detector installed.

February 24, 2010
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February 3, 2010
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Public Forum on Statewide Drop-Side Crib Ban

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a public forum on Thursday, February 4th at 11 am to examine the need for a statewide ban on drop-side cribs. Drop-side cribs have been blamed for multiple deaths and injuries of children, including on Long Island.

February 4, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM EXAMINING NEED FOR STATEWIDE BAN OF DROP-SIDE CRIBS

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a public forum on Thursday, February 4th at 11 am to examine the need for a statewide ban on drop-side cribs. Drop-side cribs have been blamed for multiple deaths and injuries of children, including on Long Island.

January 29, 2010
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Senators Saland and Fuschillo Introduce Legislation Banning Sale of Drop-Side Cribs in NYS -- Suffocation Deaths of New York State Infants Prompts Call for Proposed Law

State Senator Stephen M. Saland (R-I-C Poughkeepsie), Ranking Member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) have introduced legislation to ban the sale of drop-side cribs in New York State, which have caused the suffocation deaths of at least two New York infants, and 11 infant fatalities nationwide. 

December 28, 2009
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Senators Fuschillo and Saland Introduce Legislation Banning Sale of Drop-Side Cribs in NYS

Suffocation Deaths of New York State Infants Prompts Call for Proposed Law

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Stephen M. Saland (R-I-C Poughkeepsie), Ranking Member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, have introduced legislation to ban the sale of drop-side cribs in New York State, which have caused the suffocation deaths of at least two New York infants, and 11 infant fatalities nationwide.

December 22, 2009
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DON’T GET DUPED

DON’T GET DUPED

Senator Klein Fights To Prohibit Deceptive Solicitations by Real Estate Brokers

December 18, 2009
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Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips

While many of us still enjoy supporting our local businesses during the holiday, shopping online has become  a very popular way to purchase gifts.

December 16, 2009
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Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips

While many of us still enjoy supporting our local businesses during the holiday, shopping online has become  a very popular way to purchase gifts.

December 16, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Offers Safety Tips For Holiday Shoppers

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is again reminding residents to be vigilant as they shop this season.  To help consumers protect themselves, especially those who do a majority of their shopping via the Internet, Senator Flanagan has established a special section on his web site – Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips – with a variety of tips and links to help make the holiday season safer.

December 11, 2009
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Landmark Consumer Protection Legislation Becomes Law

Reform Outlaws Improper Practices in the Life Settlement Industry

November 24, 2009
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