(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.
Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Chair: Senator José Peralta and Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection Chair: Assembly Member Audrey I. Pheffer Public 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 York Time: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Contact: Senate – Margarita Perez (518) 455-2529 Assembly – Eric Jacobsen (518) 455-4355 Media Contact: Senate – Anne Fenton (718) 205-3881 Assembly – Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Van Buren Hearing Room A
181 State Street,
NYS Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring car dealerships to pay preexisting balances on vehicles they purchase or accept for trade in from consumers in a timely manner.
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring mortgage lenders and brokers to provide consumers with a Mortgage Bill of Rights - a pamphlet that must be signed by the consumer prior to mortgage application explaining the mortgage process and consumer rights and protections. This bill will ensure that consumers receive ample information before they begin the voluminous mortgage process.