Issues: Consumer Protection

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
May 5, 11:30 PM - 11:30 PM

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

Consumer Protection

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March 13, 2009

4/09/2008: Session

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

See attached bill

April 9, 2008

9/21/2007: Alleged Fraud Closes Springfield Gardens Gym

Shewanna Dill-Darby’s gym, Curves, was filled with women working out on July 19, when Department of Buildings officials walked in and asked to see building inspection documents. It was then Dill-Darby learned the building’s temporary certificate of occupancy –– proof the building structure is suitable for the intended use –– was invalid. The certificate was obtained by her contractor Satroghaun Singh, who allegedly forged an engineer’s signature on nearly 300 documents related to building plans, according to the Queens District Attorney.

September 21, 2007

9/21/2007: Owner Still Mopping Up Mess From Contractor

The process of trying to reopen a Curves Gym that was shuttered by the NYC Department of Buildings last July hasn’t been easy. The department told the owner of the Springfield Gardens gym, Shauwana Dill-Darby, that the certificate of occupancy was invalid because the contractor she hired allegedly forged an engineer’s signature on the documents used for its acquisition. According to Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown, the contractor, Satroghaun Singh, repeated the practice on nearly 300 other documents related to building plans in Queens.

September 21, 2007

Information Security Breach And Notification Act Now State Law

Businesses and government agencies will soon be required to make consumers aware of security breaches now that consumer friendly legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has become law. The "Information Security Breach and Notification Act", which takes effect in early December, will require all companies and state agencies whose files containing consumers’ private financial information are acquired by unauthorized individuals to notify those consumers in New York State.

August 12, 2005
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