|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S1724
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1724 - Details
S1724 - Summary
Requires information pertaining to violence against women including domestic violence and human trafficking to be provided to foreign, prospective wives entering this country.
S1724 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1724 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to educating foreign women entering this country as prospective spouses about the history of the men they may be marrying and their rights as residents of the United States if they become victims of domestic violence PURPOSE: To amend the general business law, to educate foreign women entering this country as perspective spouses about the history of the men they may be marrying and their rights as residents of the United States if they become victims of domestic violence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the general business law by adding a new article 28-CC, to regulate international marriage brokers operating within the state and to prevent foreign women from becoming victims of domestic violence. An international marriage broker operating within the state is required to file a disclosure form and a fifty thousand dollar surety bond with the secretary of state to insure compliance of this act. The international marriage broker shall be required to disclose the following information: the business' name, address, and telephone
S1724 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1724 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 educating foreign women entering this country as prospective spouses about the history of the men they may be marrying and their rights as residents of the United States if they become victims of domestic violence THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "International Marriage Brokers Act". S 2. Legislative findings. In 1999, the Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioned a study that found more than 200 international marriage brokers operating around the globe, arranging between 4,000 and 6,000 marriages between American men and foreign women every year. Today, the number of international marriage brokers is nearly 500 world- wide and, based on the 1999 statistics, 20,000 to 30,000 women have entered the United States using an international marriage broker in the past five years. In 1993, the Commonwealth Fund estimated that seven percent of American women who are married or living with someone are physically abused in a year's time, and that the incidence is higher in mail-order marriages. The purpose of this act is to regulate interna- tional marriage brokers and to inform prospective wives of the history of the men they may be marrying and their rights as residents of the United States if they become victims of domestic violence. S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 28-CC to read as follows: ARTICLE 28-CC INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKERS ACT SECTION 470. DEFINITIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05008-01-3
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