senate Bill S3730

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure terms relating to prepaid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increases fines for violations of disclosure requirements

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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

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May 13, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

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S3730 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9941
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

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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