senate Bill S1832A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the imposition of any charge or fee on the telephone bill of a consumer when such fee is imposed by a third party, without the consent of the consumer

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 05, 2011 print number 1832a
amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 13, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1832 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-d, add §92-g, Pub Serv L; add §390-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7082B

S1832 - Summary

Prohibits the imposition of any charge or fee on the telephone bill of a consumer when such fee or charge is imposed by a third party, unless the consumer explicitly agrees to the nature and amount of such fee or charge; makes the unauthorized imposition of such a fee void and unenforceable; directs the public service commission to enforce such provisions.

S1832 - Sponsor Memo

S1832 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1832

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law,  in  relation to consumer
  protections against cramming

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 92-d of the public service
law,  as separately amended by chapters 546 and 547 of the laws of 2000,
is amended to read as follows:
  Each local exchange telephone company shall inform  its  customers  of
the  provisions  of SECTION NINETY-TWO-G OF THIS ARTICLE, sections three
hundred ninety-nine-p  [and],  three  hundred  ninety-nine-z  and  three
hundred ninety-nine-pp of the general business law, and article ten-B of
the  personal  property  law, as such provisions relate to the rights of
consumers with respect to CRAMMING, telemarketers, sellers, the no tele-
marketing sales call statewide registry and automatic dialing-announcing
devices, by means of:
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-g to
read as follows:
  S 92-G.  CRAMMING PROHIBITED. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,
"CRAMMING"  MEANS THE INCLUSION AND IMPOSITION OF CHARGES ON THE INVOICE
OR BILL OF A CUSTOMER FROM A TELEPHONE CORPORATION AT THE REQUEST  OF  A
THIRD  PARTY  OR  BILLING AGGREGATOR THAT (A) WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE
CUSTOMER, OR (B) IF AUTHORIZED,  WERE  OBTAINED  THROUGH  MISLEADING  OR
DECEPTIVE MEANS.
  2. A CUSTOMER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CHARGES APPEARING ON THE INVOICE
OR  BILL  OF A TELEPHONE CORPORATION THAT ARE THE RESULT OF CRAMMING. NO
CHARGES FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED  BY  THE
TELEPHONE CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES, A THIRD PARTY VIDEO PROVIDER WITH
WHOM  A  TELEPHONE CORPORATION OR ITS AFFILIATE JOINTLY MARKET SERVICES,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04127-01-1

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S1832A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-d, add §92-g, Pub Serv L; add §390-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7082B

S1832A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the imposition of any charge or fee on the telephone bill of a consumer when such fee or charge is imposed by a third party, unless the consumer explicitly agrees to the nature and amount of such fee or charge; makes the unauthorized imposition of such a fee void and unenforceable; directs the public service commission to enforce such provisions.

S1832A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1832A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1832--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
  relation to consumer protections against cramming

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 92-d of the public service
law, as separately amended by chapters 546 and 547 of the laws of  2000,
is amended to read as follows:
  Each  local  exchange  telephone company shall inform its customers of
the provisions of SECTION NINETY-TWO-G OF THIS ARTICLE,  sections  three
hundred  ninety-nine-p  [and],  three  hundred  ninety-nine-z  and three
hundred ninety-nine-pp of the general business law, and article ten-B of
the personal property law, as such provisions relate to  the  rights  of
consumers with respect to CRAMMING, telemarketers, sellers, the no tele-
marketing sales call statewide registry and automatic dialing-announcing
devices, by means of:
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-g to
read as follows:
  S  92-G.    CRAMMING  PROHIBITED. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"CRAMMING" MEANS THE INCLUSION AND IMPOSITION OF CHARGES ON THE  INVOICE
OR  BILL  OF A CUSTOMER FROM A TELEPHONE CORPORATION AT THE REQUEST OF A
THIRD PARTY OR BILLING AGGREGATOR THAT (A) WERE NOT  AUTHORIZED  BY  THE
CUSTOMER,  OR  (B)  IF  AUTHORIZED,  WERE OBTAINED THROUGH MISLEADING OR
DECEPTIVE MEANS.
  2. A CUSTOMER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CHARGES APPEARING ON THE INVOICE
OR BILL OF A TELEPHONE CORPORATION THAT ARE THE RESULT OF  CRAMMING.  NO
CHARGES  FOR  ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED BY THE
TELEPHONE CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES, A THIRD PARTY VIDEO PROVIDER WITH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04127-06-1

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