|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S1705
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1705 - Details
S1705 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1705 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the Immigration Provider Enforced Disclosure Information and Registration (IMPEDIR) Act of 2013 PURPOSE: To expand and enhance existing protections against unscrupulous and fraudulent immigrant assistance service providers by establishing a compulsory registration scheme for providers of these services and creating both new and significantly enhanced civil and criminal penalties for providers that violate the law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill establishes the title of the Act as the "Immigration Provider Enforced Disclosure Information and Registration (IMPEDIR) Act of 2013." Section 2 of the bill adds a new section 460-k to the General Business Law to: (1) require immigrant assistance service providers to register with the NYS Secretary of State (the "Secretary") prior to engaging in the provision of immigrant assistance services; (2)
S1705 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1705 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 Immigration Provider Enforced Disclosure Information and Registration (IMPEDIR) Act of 2013 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Immi- gration Provider Enforced Disclosure Information and Registration (IMPE- DIR) Act of 2013". S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 460-k to read as follows: S 460-K. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION. 1. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, ISSUE CERTIF- ICATES OF REGISTRATION WHICH SHALL BE VALID, UNLESS EARLIER REVOKED OR SUSPENDED, FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, TO PROVIDERS AND, UPON APPLICA- TION, ISSUE RENEWAL CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION EVERY TWO YEARS. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE GOVERN- ING THE FILING AND MAINTENANCE OF SURETY BONDS AND APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND/OR RENEWAL. 2. ANY PERSON INTENDING TO ENGAGE, AS AN IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE SERVICE PROVIDER, IN ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE ACTIVITIES SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL FILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE A WRITTEN APPLICATION AND DISCLOSURE, ON FORMS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, CONTAIN- ING SUCH INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION TO BE RETAINED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE AS THE SECRETARY OF STATE MAY REQUIRE BY RULE OR REGULATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) THE NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, RESIDENCE ADDRESS, BUSINESS ADDRESS, RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER OF SUCH PERSON; (B) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF SUCH PERSON'S AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS IF ONE IS REQUIRED OR HAS BEEN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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