assembly Bill A4830A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the department of state and public service commission to study and report upon disclosure by utilities to credit reporting agencies of late payments

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2012 ordered to third reading rules cal.176
rules report cal.176
reported
Jun 11, 2012 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2012 print number 4830a
Jun 05, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
reported referred to ways and means
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Feb 08, 2011 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A4830 - Details

Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7817
2013-2014: A2338
2015-2016: A759
2017-2018: A657
2019-2020: A2330

A4830 - Summary

Directs the department of state and the public service commission to study and report upon the prevalence of the disclosure by public utilities, cable television companies and cellular telephone service providers to credit reporting agencies of late payments and defaults in payment of fees and charges by consumers.

A4830 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4830

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  P. RIVERA  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to prohibit public utility companies, cable television  companies
  and  cellular  telephone  service  suppliers  from  providing,  to any
  consumer credit reporting agency, information on late payments  of  or
  default  on  any fees or charges incurred by a consumer; and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any provision  of law to the contrary, no
public utility company as defined in subdivision 23 of section 2 of  the
public  service law, municipality engaged in providing any public utili-
ty, cable television company as defined in subdivision 1 of section  212
of the public service law or wireless communications service supplier as
defined in subdivision 12 of section 301 of the county law, nor the Long
Island  power  authority or the power authority of the state of New York
shall report, disclose or otherwise make available to any consumer cred-
it reporting agency as defined in subdivision (k) of  section  380-a  of
the  general  business law, any information relating to the late payment
of or default on the payment of any charge or fee by a consumer for  the
provision of any public utility or other service or goods.
  S  2.  Any  consumer  who has been injured by reason of a violation of
section one of this act may bring an action in his or her  own  name  to
enjoin such violation; an action to recover his or her actual damages or
five  hundred  dollars,  whichever is greater; or both such actions. The
court may, in its discretion, increase the award of damages to an amount
not to exceed three times the actual damages, if  the  court  finds  the
defendant  willfully and knowingly violated section one of this act. The
court may award reasonable attorney's fees to a prevailing plaintiff.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed 2 years after
such effective date.

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

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A4830A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7817
2013-2014: A2338
2015-2016: A759
2017-2018: A657
2019-2020: A2330

A4830A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of state and the public service commission to study and report upon the prevalence of the disclosure by public utilities, cable television companies and cellular telephone service providers to credit reporting agencies of late payments and defaults in payment of fees and charges by consumers.

A4830A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4830--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  P. RIVERA  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- reported and  referred
  to  the Committee on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Ways and Means in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to direct the department of state and the public service  commis-
  sion to jointly study and report upon the provision to consumer credit
  reporting  agencies  by  public  utility  companies,  cable television
  companies and cellular telephone service suppliers of  information  on
  late payments of or default on any fees or charges incurred by consum-
  ers;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section  1.  The department of state and the public service commission
shall jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning  the
prevalence  of  reporting,  disclosure and otherwise making available to
any consumer credit reporting agency, as defined in subdivision  (k)  of
section 380-a of the general business law, by any public utility company
as defined in subdivision 23 of section 2 of the public service law, any
municipality  engaged  in  providing any public utility, any cable tele-
vision company as defined in subdivision 1 of section 212 of the  public
service  law, any wireless communications service supplier as defined in
subdivision 12 of section 301 of the county law, the Long  Island  power
authority  or the power authority of the state of New York, any informa-
tion relating to the late payment of or default on the  payment  of  any
charges  or fees by consumers for the provision of any public utility or
other services or goods. The department and commission shall study, with
particular care, the practice of reporting consumer payment  information
by  the  above  entities  to consumer credit reporting agencies and make

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00406-03-2