Issues: Consumer Protection

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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SENATOR PERALTA’S BILL PROTECTS CONSUMERS FROM GREEDY CORPORATIONS UNFAIRLY CHARGING FOR BILLING STATEMENTS

(Queens, NY) The State Senate passed legislation (S7296A) sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens) that will protect consumers from the growing trend of companies attempting to charge an additional fee for receiving paper billing statements instead of electronic billing statements.

May 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair   Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

"CANCELED"

May 18, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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