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|May 13, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Feb 13, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S3730
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- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3730 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §92-f, Pub Serv L
S3730 - Summary
Requires disclosure terms relating to pre-paid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increases fines for violations of disclosure requirements.
S3730 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3730 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring disclosure terms relating to prepaid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increasing fines for violations of disclosure requirements PURPOSE: To enhance consumer protection in prepaid calling cards. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: -Creates subdivision 3-a of section 92-f of the public service law to require that if any language other than English is used in the sale or advertising of prepaid calling cards then that language must likewise be used in disclosure provisions. -Defines "promotional material." -Creates a requirement of clear and conspicuous disclosure in the sale of prepaid calling cards over the internet. -Requires any promotional calling rate to state the expiration of the promotional rate. -Requires the disclosure of any additional surcharge associated with the calling rate. -Increases the penalties for any violations of the act.
S3730 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3730 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 13, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring disclo- sure terms relating to prepaid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increasing fines for violations of disclosure requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 92-f of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. A. IF A LANGUAGE OR LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH IS USED ON A PREPAID TELEPHONE CALLING CARD, ITS PACKAGING, OR IN POINT OF SALE ADVERTISING, OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO A PREPAID CALLING CARD OR PREPAID TELEPHONE CALLING SERVICE, ALL DISCLOSURE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PROVIDED IN THE SAME LANGUAGE OR LANGUAGES, IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH. ALL NON-ENGLISH DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS SHALL BE CLEARLY PRINTED IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS LOCATION ON THE CALLING CARD ITSELF, OR IF THE CALLING CARD IS PACKAGED IN OPAQUE PACKING, ON THE PACKAGING. B. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL" INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE COMPANY THAT PROVIDES PREPAID CALLING SERVICES THROUGH PREPAID CALLING CARDS AND ANY SIGNS FOR DISPLAY BY RETAIL MERCHANTS OR ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL THAT IS PREPARED AT THE DIRECTION OF THE PREPAID CALLING SERVICE. C. IF THE CALLING CARD IS PURCHASED ON THE INTERNET, THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE DISPLAYED IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS LOCATION ON THE WEBSITE THROUGH WHICH THE CALLING CARD IS PURCHASED, INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO ANY LINK WITH SUCH DISCLOSURES, PRIOR TO PURCHASING THE SERVICES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00472-01-3
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