Issues: Consumer Protection

Lanza Offers Online Consumer Shopping Tips for Mother's Day Shopping

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re going to shop online, make sure you’re shopping smart!  Senator Lanza is offering consumer shopping tips for online shopping.

April 28, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Protects Distressed Property Owners

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Protects Distressed Property Owners

NYS Senator Eric Adams to All Companies Offering Distressed Property Consulting Services: Post Disclosure Notice

April 27, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS

Bill Will Significantly Decrease Pervasive Loan Modification Scams

 

April 26, 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, April 27, 2010 Room 945 LOB

April 27, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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FUSCHILLO BILL TO BAN DANGEROUS DROP-SIDE CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE PASSED BY SENATE CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE

Local Parents Who Lost Children to Drop-Side Cribs Joining Senator Fuschillo in Fighting to Get Law Passed

April 20, 2010
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AS HISTORIC NEW FORECLOSURE LAWS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 15th, KLEIN FIGHTS FOR NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Klein Releases Public Service Announcement to Alert New Yorkers to Dangerous Loan Modification Scams

ALBANY, NY – With new, vital provisions of his foreclosure legislation scheduled to take effect on Thursday, April 15th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called for the next level of protections for New York State homeowners on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Senator Klein unveiled new legislation aimed at significantly decreasing, and in some cases eliminating, the pervasive practice of loan modification scams.

April 14, 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, April 13, 2010 Room 945 LOB

April 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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New Foreclosure Law to Save Homes and Preserve Neighborhoods

Sweeping foreclosure regulations to finish going into effect April 15

Law will require banks to maintain foreclosed properties and make it easier for homeowners to avoid foreclosure

April 7, 2010
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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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