Issues: Consumer Protection

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 3, 2009
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New York Senate Passes Good Government Legislation Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky; Bill Prohibits State Agencies from Making Loans to Employees

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on May 12, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which would prohibit state agencies from making personal loans to employees.

The bill is the latest in a series of bills focused on good government and providing transparency and increased access to citizens.

May 21, 2009
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Senator David J. Valesky's Bill Expanding Individual Access to State Records Signed into Law

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The Governor of New York today signed into law new legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will allow individuals to request record covered by the Personal Privacy Protection Law through electronic mail.  Until now, a written request had to be submitted by an individual to receive information the state may maintain about that person. 

May 21, 2009
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New York Senate Passes Legislation, Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky, that Requires Greater Transparency for Public Authority

 SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on April 21, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which would require the Canal Corporation to better inform the public about parcels it puts up for sale.

May 21, 2009
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New York Senate Passes Legislation Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky Expanding Individuals’ Access to Own Records

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on April 21, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which would allow individuals to request information about their own records covered by the Personal Privacy Protection Law via electronic mail. Currently, a written request must be submitted.

May 21, 2009
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Cypress Hills/East New York Homeowner Fair

In these rough economic times, I am committed to helping all my constituents preserve their homes, cut costs and save money. Please join me on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10am at the Cypress Hills/East New York Homeowner Fair at I.S. 302, 350 Linwood Street, between Atlantic and Liberty Avenues. The Homeowner Fair will provide you with information, applications, workshops and “hands on” assistance for tapping into:

June 6, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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May 5, 11:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Check Your Phone Number’s Status On The Do-not-call Registry

 

You may have recently heard stories warning that people will be dropped off the Do-Not-Call Registry. I wanted to set the record straight.

The federal Do-Not-Call list has been in existence for almost five years now. Because registrations are valid for five years, those who signed onto the list in its early days will automatically be dropped off the list beginning in June 2008 unless they enroll again.

March 26, 2009
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Consumer Protection

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March 13, 2009
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4/09/2008: Session

Senator Huntley explains her bill S. 4463 (General Contractors Bill)

See attached bill

April 9, 2008
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