S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 1, 2014
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 fees charged by
a theatrical employment agency
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 185 of the general business law,
as amended by chapter 1083 of the laws of 1960, is amended to read as
8. Fee ceiling: For a placement in class "C" employment the gross fee
shall not exceed, for a single engagement, ten [per cent] PERCENT of the
compensation payable to the applicant, except that for employment or
engagements for orchestras and for employment or engagements in the
opera and concert fields such fees shall not exceed twenty [per cent]
PERCENT of the compensation. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, NO FEE MAY BE CHARGED OR COLLECTED BY A THEATRICAL EMPLOYMENT AGEN-
CY NOT LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO OF THIS
ARTICLE; IT SHALL BE AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE IN ANY ACTION TO COLLECT A FEE
THAT THE THEATRICAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY IS NOT LICENSED.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.