|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S38
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S38 - Details
S38 - Summary
Requires travel agents to be registered with the department of state, and provides for the regulation thereof.
S38 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S38 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the economic development law, in relation to requiring travel consultants and travel promoters located or doing business in this state to be registered with the department of state; and to repeal article 10-A of the general business law relating to the truth in travel act PURPOSE: The promotion and sale of travel is of such volume that it is in the best interest of the public that all sellers of travel in New York State be required to register with the Department of State for the purpose of safeguarding the public against fraud, false advertising and misrepresentation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill repeals article 10-A of the General Business Law, the "Truth in Travel Act," and adds critical consumer protection functions which shall also be included in a new article 10A: -Section 155 establishes that the promotion of travel is at such a volume that all travel agents be subject to an annual registration and monitoring by the Department of State.
S38 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 38 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- 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 and the economic development law, in relation to requiring travel consultants and travel promoters located or doing business in this state to be registered with the department of state; and to repeal article 10-A of the general busi- ness law relating to the truth in travel act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 10-A of the general business law is REPEALED and a new article 10-A is added to read as follows: ARTICLE 10-A SELLERS OF TRAVEL AGENTS SECTION 155. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. 155-A. DEFINITIONS. 156. DOING BUSINESS WITHOUT REGISTRATION PROHIBITED. 156-A. APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION. 156-B. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO REGISTRATION. 156-C. REGISTRATION. 156-D. GROUNDS FOR DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF REGISTRA- TION. 156-E. PREEMPTION. 156-F. REGULATIONS. 157. TRAVEL AGREEMENTS. 157-A. PROHIBITED PRACTICES BY TRAVEL CONSULTANTS. 157-B. PROHIBITED PRACTICES BY TRAVEL PROMOTERS. 158. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. 159. SEVERABILITY. S 155. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND DECLARED THAT THE PROMOTION OF TRAVEL, EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A GROUP, IS NOW OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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