assembly Bill A7192

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "internet dating safety act"; requires internet dating services to provide notice whether the service conducts criminal background screenings

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 25, 2009 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S556
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง394-cc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3618
2013-2014: S2414

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "internet dating safety act"; requires internet dating services to provide notice whether the service conducts criminal background screenings; requires internet dating services to provide safety awareness notification that includes, at minimum, a list and description of safety measures reasonably designed to increase awareness of safer dating practices as determined by the service.

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7192

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 25, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the
  "internet dating safety act" and requiring internet dating services to
  provide  notice  whether  the  service  conducts  criminal  background
  screenings

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "internet dating safety act".
  S  2. Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature finds and
declares:
  a. residents of this state need to be informed of the potential  risks
of  participating  in internet dating services. There is a public safety
need to disclose whether criminal  history  background  screenings  have
been  performed  and  to increase public awareness of the possible risks
associated with internet dating activities; and
  b. the offer of internet dating services to residents of  this  state,
and the acceptance of membership fees from residents of this state means
that an internet dating service is conducting business in this state and
is  subject  to  regulation  by  this  state and the jurisdiction of the
state's courts.
  S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  394-
cc to read as follows:
  S  394-CC.  INTERNET  DATING  SAFETY.  1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING" MEANS A NAME SEARCH FOR A PERSON'S
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS INITIATED BY AN ON-LINE DATING SERVICE PROVIDER AND
CONDUCTED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04280-01-9

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