|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2012||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6370
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6370 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Consumer Protection
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 6-E §§69-aa - 69-pp, Gen Bus L
S6370 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6370 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the locksmith licensing act of 2012 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure that qualified locksmiths and locksmith applicants follow a specific set of rules and regulations that will protect consumers and enhance quality of service SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 69 of the general business law is amended by adding a new article 6-E: Section 69-cc- A locksmith advisory board consisting of seven people (three locksmiths, three "citizen members", and one law enforcement representative) would be created to advise the Department of State and Division of Criminal Justice Services and shall make recommendations for regulations to the Secretary of State. Section 69-dd- The Department of State shall promulgate regulations and standards for the training and licensing of locksmiths. Locksmith competency standards and any changes shall be established after a public hearing and the department is authorized to evaluate the
S6370 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6370 I N S E N A T E February 1, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- 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 enacting the locksmith licensing act of 2012 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. Locksmiths operate in the public trust to secure and protect property and persons and have the knowledge and tools to bypass or neutralize security devices. Existing laws and regulations do not adequately protect citizens from the unscrupulous use and abuse of the tools and knowledge of the locksmithing profession by the untrained person or from those who have criminal intent. In addi- tion, disreputable locksmiths and those who falsely represent themselves to be locksmiths have a negative effect on the business of honest, hard- working locksmiths by generating public ill will towards the profession as a whole. In order to protect both reputable locksmiths and the public of this state from the abuse and misuse of locksmithing supplies, manu- als, or equipment, locksmiths should be licensed and regulated by this state. S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 6-E to read as follows: ARTICLE 6-E THE LOCKSMITH LICENSING ACT OF 2012 SECTION 69-AA. SHORT TITLE. 69-BB. DEFINITIONS. 69-CC. LOCKSMITH ADVISORY BOARD. 69-DD. PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS. 69-EE. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. 69-FF. CRIMINAL PENALTY. 69-GG. CIVIL PENALTY. 69-HH. LICENSURE. 69-II. QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANTS. 69-JJ. EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS. 69-KK. EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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