senate Bill S4074A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2012 print number 4074a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Mar 29, 2011 committed to commerce, economic development and small business
Mar 28, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 24, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 23, 2011 1st report cal.262
Mar 16, 2011 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Mar 23, 2011 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S4074
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2011

nay (1)

S4074 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A672A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2682A, A2326A

S4074 - Summary

Prohibits the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory; authorizes local code enforcement entities to enforce the provisions of this section; provides that for the first civil penalty of this section, a one hundred dollar fine shall be issued and such person shall attend a training seminar on how to identify false underwriters laboratory labels and increases fines for the second or more offenses of this section; provides that a training component shall be created and provided by the office of fire prevention and control and shall be made available on its website.

S4074 - Sponsor Memo

S4074 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4074

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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  the  selling,
  offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords
  with a fraudulent seal for the Underwriters' Laboratory

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-e to read as follows:
  S 349-E. SELLING OF FRAUDULENT ELECTRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS. 1.    NO
MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT OR
EMPLOYEE THEREOF SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTE IN THIS  STATE
ANY  ELECTRICAL  CORD  OR  EXTENSION CORD WITH A FRAUDULENT SEAL FOR THE
UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM
"MERCHANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE SALE,
DISPLAY  OR  OFFERING  FOR  SALE  OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS OR MERCHANDISE AT
RETAIL TO A CONSUMER.
  2. EVERY MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION  OR  ASSOCIATION
SHALL  BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF ITS EMPLOYEES TO
LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CERTIFIED  UNDERWRITERS'  LABORATORY  ELEC-
TRICAL  OR  EXTENSION  CORDS AND FRAUDULENT OR COUNTERFEIT ELECTRICAL OR
EXTENSION CORDS.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT  BE  DEEMED  TO  ALTER  OR
OTHERWISE SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER LABELING OR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED
BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
  4. ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE ENFORCE-
MENT ENTITY.
  5.  FOR  THE FIRST CIVIL PENALTY OF THIS SECTION, A ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR
FINE SHALL BE ISSUED AND SUCH PERSON SHALL ATTEND A TRAINING SEMINAR  ON
HOW TO IDENTIFY FALSE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY LABELS. FOR THE SECOND OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03996-01-1

S4074A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A672A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2682A, A2326A

S4074A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory; authorizes local code enforcement entities to enforce the provisions of this section; provides that for the first civil penalty of this section, a one hundred dollar fine shall be issued and such person shall attend a training seminar on how to identify false underwriters laboratory labels and increases fines for the second or more offenses of this section; provides that a training component shall be created and provided by the office of fire prevention and control and shall be made available on its website.

S4074A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4074A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4074--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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  the  selling,
  offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords
  with a fraudulent seal for the Underwriters' Laboratory

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-e to read as follows:
  S 349-E. SELLING OF FRAUDULENT ELECTRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS. 1.    NO
MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT OR
EMPLOYEE THEREOF SHALL KNOWINGLY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR  DISTRIBUTE  IN
THIS  STATE ANY ELECTRICAL CORD OR EXTENSION CORD WITH A FRAUDULENT SEAL
FOR THE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE
TERM  "MERCHANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE
SALE, DISPLAY OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS  OR  MERCHANDISE
AT AN ESTABLISHED RETAIL STORE TO A CONSUMER.
  2.  EVERY  MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF ITS EMPLOYEES  TO
LEARN  THE  DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN CERTIFIED UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY ELEC-
TRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS AND FRAUDULENT OR  COUNTERFEIT  ELECTRICAL  OR
EXTENSION CORDS.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO ALTER OR
OTHERWISE SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER LABELING OR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED
BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
  4. ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE ENFORCE-
MENT ENTITY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03996-07-2

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