S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
June 6, 2012
Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 369-ee of the general business law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
2-A. PRIZE CLAIMS BY PAY-PER-CALL SERVICES. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR
ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION TO OFFER A CONSUMER A PRIZE, IF IN ORDER
TO CLAIM THE PRIZE, THE CONSUMER MUST CALL A PAY-PER-CALL SERVICE WHERE
THE CHARGE FOR SUCH SERVICE IS GREATER THAN THE CHARGE FOR THE TRANS-
MISSION OF THE CALL AS ASSESSED BY A TELEPHONE CORPORATION REGULATED BY
THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION "PAY-PER-CALL
SERVICE" MEANS ANY TELEPHONE SERVICE FOR WHICH THE CALLING PARTY IS
ASSESSED, BY VIRTUE OF COMPLETING THE CALL, A CHARGE FOR WHICH THE CALL-
ER PAYS A PER-CALL OR PER-TIME CHARGE THAT IS GREATER THAN, OR IN ADDI-
TION TO, THE CHARGE FOR TRANSMISSION OF THE CALL.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.