|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 07, 2009||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S556
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S556 (ACTIVE) - Details
S556 (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.
S556 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S556 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to protect users of Internet dating services by requiring such services to provide users with safety disclosures. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill would require Internet dating services offering services to New York members to provide a safety awareness notice to customers and disclose whether criminal background screenings on its members have been performed. The safety awareness notification would be required to include, at minimum, a list and description of safety measures designed to increase customer awareness of safer dating practices. The bill would also require Internet dating services that do not conduct criminal background screenings on its members to disclose that fact clearly and conspicuously to all New York members. An Internet dating service that conducts criminal background screenings would be required to disclose that fact and disclose whether it has a policy
S556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 556 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 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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