senate Bill S2414

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "internet dating safety act of 2013"; requires internet dating services to provide notice whether the service conducts criminal background screenings

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Jan 17, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S2414 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง394-cc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3618A
2009-2010: S556, S7093B

S2414 - Summary

Enacts the "internet dating safety act of 2013"; requires internet dating services to provide notice whether the service conducts criminal background screenings; requires internet dating services to provide safety awareness notification that includes, at minimum, a list and description of safety measures reasonably designed to increase awareness of safer dating practices as determined by the service.

S2414 - Sponsor Memo

S2414 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2414

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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
  "internet  dating  safety  act  of 2013" and requiring internet dating
  services to provide notice whether the service conducts criminal back-
  ground screenings

  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 "internet dating safety act of 2013".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature finds  and
declares:
  a.  residents of this state need to be informed of the potential risks
of participating in internet dating services. There is a  public  safety
need  to  disclose  whether  criminal history background screenings have
been performed and to increase public awareness of  the  possible  risks
associated with internet dating activities; and
  b.  the  offer of internet dating services to residents of this state,
and the acceptance of membership fees from residents of this state means
that an internet dating service is conducting business in this state and
is subject to regulation by this  state  and  the  jurisdiction  of  the
state's courts.
  S  3.  Section 394-cc of the general business law, as added by chapter
425 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 394-cc. Internet dating safety. 1. As  used  in  this  section,  the
following terms shall have the following meanings:
  (a) "CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING" MEANS A NAME SEARCH FOR A PERSON'S
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS INITIATED BY AN ON-LINE DATING SERVICE PROVIDER AND
CONDUCTED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05571-01-3

S. 2414                             2

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