Issues: Consumer Protection

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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS CONSUMERS TO BE AWARE BEFORE THEY BUY GIFT CARDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the official start of holiday shopping season kicking off on Black Friday in just a few days, New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), is reminding consumers about their rights under New York State’s Gift Card Law.

November 23, 2009
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Sen. Foley Speaks on the Passage of Landmark Mortgage Foreclosure Bill

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced the passage of landmark legislation (S. 66007) that protects homeowners across New York State from the foreclosure crisis.

November 19, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Congratulates Briarcliff Middle School Students on Their "Internet Smarts"

 

 

The Senator Discusses Internet Safety with Students at Briarcliff Middle School

 

November 9, 2009
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Senate Banking and Codes Committees Take On Mortgage Fraud In New York

SENATE BANKING AND CODES COMMITTEES TAKE ON MORTGAGE FRAUD IN NEW YORK STATE

As FBI identifies New York State as a top mortgage fraud state, joint committee holds hearing to assess damage done and prevent future fraud

October 29, 2009
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Senate Banking And Codes Committees Take On Mortgage Fraud In New York State

As FBI identifies New York State as a top mortgage fraud state, joint committee holds hearing to assess damage done and prevent future fraud

 

October 28, 2009
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Senate Banking And Code Committees To Take On Mortgage Fraud Across NYC, Long Island, And SurroundingSuburbs

As FBI identifies New York State as a top mortgage fraud state, joint committee to hold hearing to assess damage done and prevent future fraud

 

October 26, 2009
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Public Hearing: Residential Mortgage Fraud Hearing

New York State SenateNotice of Public HearingOral Testimony by Invitation OnlySenate Standing Committee on BanksBrian X. Foley, ChairHugh T. Farley, Ranking Minority MemberSenate Standing Committee on CodesEric T. Schneiderman, ChairDale M. Volker, Ranking Minority MemberWednesday, October 28, 200910:00am – 3:00pm250 Broadway, 19th Floor Hearing RoomNew York, NY  10007

October 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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November 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fishy Feet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2009

Contact: Abby Ross (718) 822-2049 or (479) 283-3505

 

Klein Investigation Finds Dangerous Fish Pedicure Practices

 

Unveils Legislation to Protect Consumer’s Health and Wallets

 

October 16, 2009
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No More Fine Print

“NO MORE FINE PRINT”

 

Klein and Benedetto Expose Deceptive Consumer Practices by DirecTV and Unveil Legislation Calling for more Transparency and Disclosure in Marketing

 

 

September 29, 2009
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Sen. Foley's Bill to Crack Down on Bogus Auto Warranty Calls Becomes Law

Wide-spread scam targets cell phone users offering fake auto warranties

September 29, 2009
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES BROADCAST FEATURING HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERTS

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announces from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Wednesday, September 30th, WMHT, the Capital Region’s public broadcasting association will host an “Ask the Expert Call In Day” featuring a wide array of home improvement specialists. 

September 29, 2009
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Independent Analysis: Foley Top 10 in Bills Passed Last Session

Meaningful legislation marks Foley’s first year as state senator, giving Foley more bills passed than any other freshman senator

September 21, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO LOOKS TO ELIMINATE ASSESSMENT FEE

Griffo Pushes Measure to Repeal Utility Fee

UTICA - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) today called for action on a bill he has co-sponsored to wipe out a six-fold increase in a fee tacked on to customers’ utility bills.

September 2, 2009
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Price To Drive Goes Up September 1st

ONEONTA, 08/11/09 – Every New Yorker that drives a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV or a boat will be paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved in the state budget takes effect next month, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) said today.    “In upstate New York driving is a necessity,” said Senator Seward.  “People depend on their motor vehicle to get to work, go grocery shopping and travel to the doctor.  Many New York City politicians don’t seem to care that the average upstate family will now be forced to pay an extra $100 a year to maintain a needed lifeline.”  

August 12, 2009
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Elder Law Day

Panelist:Office of the New York State Attorney GeneralCommunity Enrichment & EducationNYS Consumer Protection BoardN Y S E R D A (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Light Refreshments will be served

For additional information, please contact Lois Menyweather or Dushan Cvetkovich at (718) 523-3069

District Office:161-10 Jamaica AvenueSuite 504Jamaica, New York 11432

September 25, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Senate Votes To Protect Subcontractor/Supplier Rights

Law closes contingent payment clause loophole.

(Albany, NY)-Today Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate passed (S. 800 Breslin), legislation that will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.

June 2, 2009
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