senate Bill S7652

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires persons operating telephone numbers, the use of which causes the caller to be billed a fee on his or her telephone bill, to provide notice of the fee

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 signed chap.490
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.175
substituted for a4636b
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1265
Jun 12, 2012 referred to rules

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S7652 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4636B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง336-b, Gen Bus L

S7652 - Summary

Requires any person or entity operating telephone numbers, the use of which causes the caller to be billed a fee on his or her telephone bill, to provide the caller with notice of the fee to be imposed for such call and advise the caller to hang up if he or she does not want to pay the fee.

S7652 - Sponsor Memo

S7652 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7652

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  persons  or  entities  operating a telecommunications services system,
  access to which causes the caller to be charged a fee on  his  or  her
  telephone  service  bill,  to provide notice of the imposition of such
  fee

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 336-b of the general busi-
ness law, as added by chapter 495 of the laws of  1991,  are  renumbered
subdivisions  6  and  7,  and  a  new  subdivision 5 is added to read as
follows:
  5. WHEN  APPLICABLE,  PROVIDERS  OF  INTERACTIVE  INFORMATION  NETWORK
SERVICES SHALL CAUSE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE OR WORDS TO THE EFFECT OF THE
FOLLOWING  TO BE PROVIDED TO THE CALLER, IN THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH INFOR-
MATION DURING SUCH CALL WILL BE PROVIDED:
  "THE CALL YOU ARE PLACING WILL COST (RATE AT WHICH FEES OR CHARGES ARE
INCURRED). IN ORDER FOR YOU TO RECEIVE THE INFORMATION YOU  ARE  CALLING
FOR, THAT FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR TELEPHONE BILL. IF YOU DO NOT WANT
TO PAY THIS AMOUNT, PLEASE HANG UP."
  THE  CALCULATION OF ANY APPLICABLE FEES BY THE PROVIDER OF AN INTERAC-
TIVE INFORMATION NETWORK SERVICE SHALL NOT COMMENCE  UNTIL  TEN  SECONDS
AFTER  THE PROVISION OF THE NOTICE OF FEES TO BE CHARGED TO THE CONSUMER
REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION  SHALL
NOT  APPLY  TO  ANY  SERVICE PROVIDED BY: (A) A TELEPHONE CORPORATION AS
THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE PUBLIC  SERVICE  LAW,  (B)  A
PROVIDER OF MOBILE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN 47 U.S.C. S 153, OR (C) A CABLE
TELEVISION  COMPANY  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  TWO HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE
PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, OR THE AFFILIATES OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING.
  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.
                                                           LBD00013-04-2

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