assembly Bill A6173B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires signs to be posted at gasoline stations for consumers to contact the state consumer protection board in regard to price or product problems

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2012 reported referred to rules
May 31, 2012 reported referred to codes
May 21, 2012 print number 6173b
May 21, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 15, 2012 print number 6173a
Mar 15, 2012 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 08, 2011 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A6173 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3631
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1003, S1283, S7422
2015-2016: A3082, S3798
2017-2018: A5440, S4691
2019-2020: A4065, S3042

A6173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires signs to be posted at gasoline stations for consumers to contact the department of law in regard to price or product problems.

A6173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6173

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general business law, in relation to protecting
  consumers from price gouging and product tampering of gasoline

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

  Section  1.  Section  396-x  of  the general business law, as added by
chapter 616 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 396-x. Gasoline stations; air  pumps,  SIGNAGE  required.  1.  Defi-
nition.  As  used in this section: "dealer" shall mean any person owning
or operating a premise or facility with  four  or  more  gas  dispensing
nozzles for the retail sale of motor fuels for use in motor vehicles.
  2. Any dealer must provide on the premises where motor fuel is sold at
retail for use in motor vehicles a functioning motor driven air compres-
sor  capable  of  inflating automobile tires for use by customers during
hours in which such station is open for business.
  3. FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS BASED  ON  (I)  OVERCHARGING
FOR  GASOLINE  OR  (II)  PRODUCT TAMPERING OF GASOLINE, ALL DEALERS MUST
PROVIDE CLEAR AND  CONSPICUOUS  NOTICE  OF  CONSUMER  COMPLAINT  CONTACT
INFORMATION  BY  CAUSING  SIGNS  TO  BE POSTED AT ALL SERVICE DESKS, GAS
DISPENSING AREAS AND OTHER APPROPRIATE AREAS AS  NECESSARY  WHICH  SHALL
CONTAIN  INFORMATION,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND MAILING ADDRESS OF THE STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD.
  4. Wilful failure to comply with the provisions of this section  shall
subject  a  dealer  to  a civil penalty of up to twenty-five dollars for
each day such failure occurs. If the failure to comply results from  the
breakdown  of the air compressor, the failure to repair within a reason-
able time shall constitute wilful conduct.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07520-01-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6173A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3631
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1003, S1283, S7422
2015-2016: A3082, S3798
2017-2018: A5440, S4691
2019-2020: A4065, S3042

A6173A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires signs to be posted at gasoline stations for consumers to contact the department of law in regard to price or product problems.

A6173A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6173--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, ROBINSON, ROBERTS, STEVENSON -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assem-
  bly Rule 3, sec. 2 --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general business law, in relation to protecting
  consumers from price gouging and product tampering of gasoline

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

  Section  1.  Section  396-x  of  the general business law, as added by
chapter 616 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 396-x. Gasoline stations; air  pumps,  SIGNAGE  required.  1.  Defi-
nition.  As  used in this section: "dealer" shall mean any person owning
or operating a premise or facility with  four  or  more  gas  dispensing
nozzles for the retail sale of motor fuels for use in motor vehicles.
  2. Any dealer must provide on the premises where motor fuel is sold at
retail for use in motor vehicles a functioning motor driven air compres-
sor  capable  of  inflating automobile tires for use by customers during
hours in which such station is open for business.
  3. FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS BASED  ON  (I)  OVERCHARGING
FOR  GASOLINE  OR  (II)  PRODUCT TAMPERING OF GASOLINE, ALL DEALERS MUST
PROVIDE CLEAR AND  CONSPICUOUS  NOTICE  OF  CONSUMER  COMPLAINT  CONTACT
INFORMATION  BY  CAUSING  SIGNS  TO  BE POSTED AT ALL SERVICE DESKS, GAS
DISPENSING AREAS, GAS PUMPS AND OTHER  APPROPRIATE  AREAS  AS  NECESSARY
WHICH  SHALL CONTAIN INFORMATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A TELE-
PHONE NUMBER AND MAILING ADDRESS OF THE STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD.
  4. Wilful failure to comply with the provisions of this section  shall
subject  a  dealer  to  a civil penalty of up to twenty-five dollars for
each day such failure occurs. If the failure to comply results from  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07520-02-2

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6173B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3631
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1003, S1283, S7422
2015-2016: A3082, S3798
2017-2018: A5440, S4691
2019-2020: A4065, S3042

A6173B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires signs to be posted at gasoline stations for consumers to contact the department of law in regard to price or product problems.

A6173B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6173--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, ROBINSON, ROBERTS, STEVENSON -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assem-
  bly Rule 3, sec. 2 --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
  reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law and the executive law,
  in relation to protecting consumers from  price  gouging  and  product
  tampering of gasoline

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 192 of the agricul-
ture and markets law, as amended by chapter 101 of the laws of 1986,  is
amended to read as follows:
  a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell or
offer for sale at retail for use in internal combustion engines in motor
vehicles or motorboats any motor fuel unless such seller shall:
  (i)  post  and  keep  posted  on the dispensing device from which such
motor fuel is sold or offered for sale  a  sign  or  placard,  at  least
twelve  inches  in  height  and at least twelve inches in width, stating
clearly and legibly with the whole cent numerals at least nine inches in
height and at least two inches in width, the selling price per gallon of
such motor fuel; or
  (ii) where such individual pump or dispensing  device  dispenses  more
than  two  differently priced grades of motor fuel, only the highest and
lowest selling price per gallon of such motor fuel  dispensed  therefrom
must  be posted thereon in conformance with all other provisions of this
subdivision; or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07520-04-2

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