senate Bill S3631B

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 21, 2012 print number 3631b
amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 13, 2012 print number 3631a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Feb 28, 2011 referred to consumer protection

S3631 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6173B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6173B
2009-2010: S2649

S3631 - Summary

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

S3631 - Sponsor Memo

S3631 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3631

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

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  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

S3631A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6173B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6173B
2009-2010: S2649

S3631A - Summary

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

S3631A - Sponsor Memo

S3631A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3631--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- 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
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

S3631B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6173B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, Ag & Mkts L; amd §63, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6173B
2009-2010: S2649

S3631B (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.

S3631B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3631B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3631--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, 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
  (iii) where  a  multiple  product  dispensing  device  is  capable  of
dispensing  multiple products at multiple prices, then the selling price

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07520-05-2

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