senate Bill S3453

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires massage therapists to include license numbers in advertising

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Feb 01, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S3453 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง396-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S3453 - Summary

Requires massage therapists to include license numbers in advertising.

S3453 - Sponsor Memo

S3453 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  requiring
  massage therapists to include license numbers in advertising


  Section 1. Section 396-b of the general  business  law,  as  added  by
chapter 1031 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
  S  396-b. Advertisements.  1. Any person, firm, corporation or associ-
ation, or agent or employee thereof,  hereinafter  called  person,  who,
being  engaged  in  the  business  of  dealing  in  any property, makes,
publishes, disseminates, circulates or places before the public or caus-
es, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated,  circu-
lated  or  placed  before  the  public, in this state, any advertisement
respecting any such property,  in  any  newspaper,  magazine,  or  other
publication,  or over any radio station or television station, unless it
is stated in any such advertisement that the advertiser is a  dealer  in
such  property or from the context of any such advertisement, it plainly
appears that such person is a dealer in such  property  so  offered  for
sale  in  any  such  advertisement;  or when placing or causing any such
advertisement to appear in any newspaper, magazine or other  publication
or  radio  or  television  station  as  described  in  this  section, if
requested by the publisher of any  such  newspaper,  magazine  or  other
publication  or owner or operator of such radio or television station or
any agent or representative thereof to file with such owner or operator,
publisher, agent or representative thereof his true name, or where he is
transacting business under a name other than the true name  pursuant  to
law,  then  the  name  under which such business is transacted, and each
business address wherein any business is transacted by him, in the class
of property advertised or to be advertised for sale in  such  advertise-
ment,  shall  make any false statement in relation to any of such items;

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


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