senate Bill S6108

Removes sunset provisions of chapter 557 of the laws of 2001 relating to pre-need funeral services

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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

Summary

Removes the sunset provisions of chapter 557 of the laws of 2001 relating to pre-need funeral services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8434
Versions:
S6108
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6, Chap 557 of 2001
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A6319, A6319
2007-2008: A215, A215

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BILL NUMBER:S6108

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend chapter 557 of the laws of 2001 amending the general business
law, the public health law and the insurance law relating to clarifying
provisions pertaining to pre-need funeral services, in relation to the
effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:

To make permanent Chapter 557 of the Laws of 2001, which increased
consumer protection for monies used towards funeral goods and
services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends Section 6 of the Laws of 2001 amending the General
Business Law, to remove the sunset provision and make permanent
Chapter 557.

JUSTIFICATION:

Chapter 557 of the Laws of 2001, increased consumer protection for
monies used towards funeral goods and services. Specifically, it
requires all money used to purchase funeral merchandise to be held
in trust in an interest bearing account, prohibits funeral directors
from accepting any consideration from an insurance company for the
promotion of an insurance policy that is payable at the death of the
insured for burial or funeral expenses, and prohibits any company
from giving any consideration to a funeral firm for the purpose of
inducing the sale of any contract or policy.

New York's funeral law is one of the strongest in the nation with
regard to the protection of consumer rights. Chapter 557 of the Laws
of 2001, increased the strength of New York's law. This provision has
been in full force and effect since December 12, 2001, and should be
made permanent.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2007-2008: S.3887 - referred to Consumer Protection

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6108

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ROBACH,  DeFRANCISCO,  GRIFFO,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,
  LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Consumer
  Protection

AN ACT to amend chapter 557 of the laws of  2001  amending  the  general
  business  law, the public health law and the insurance law relating to
  clarifying provisions pertaining  to  pre-need  funeral  services,  in
  relation to the effectiveness thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 557 of the laws of 2001  amending  the
general business law, the public health law and the insurance law relat-
ing to clarifying provisions pertaining to pre-need funeral services, as
amended  by  chapter  78  of  the  laws  of  2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 6. This act shall take effect 30 days after it shall have  become  a
law  [provided,  however  sections  3 and 4 of this act shall expire, be
deemed repealed and shall cease to be of any force or effect after  June
1, 2012].
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after December 12, 2001.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00723-01-1

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