senate Bill S3961A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory

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Mar 12, 2014 print number 3961a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Mar 01, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S3961 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1041A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A672A, S4074, S4074A
2009-2010: A2326A, S2682A

S3961 - Summary

Prohibits the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory; authorizes local code enforcement entities to enforce the provisions of the section; provides that for the first civil penalty of this section, a one hundred dollar fine shall be issued and such seller or distributor shall complete a training seminar on how to identify false Underwriters' Laboratory labels and increases fines for the second or subsequent violations of this section; provides that a training component shall be created and provided by the office of fire prevention and control and shall be made available on its website.

S3961 - Sponsor Memo

S3961 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3961

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  the  selling,
  offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords
  with a fraudulent seal for the Underwriters' Laboratory

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-e to read as follows:
  S 349-E. SELLING OF FRAUDULENT ELECTRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS. 1.    NO
MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT OR
EMPLOYEE THEREOF SHALL KNOWINGLY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR  DISTRIBUTE  IN
THIS  STATE ANY ELECTRICAL CORD OR EXTENSION CORD WITH A FRAUDULENT SEAL
FOR THE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE
TERM  "MERCHANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE
SALE, DISPLAY OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS  OR  MERCHANDISE
AT AN ESTABLISHED RETAIL STORE TO A CONSUMER.
  2.  EVERY  MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF ITS EMPLOYEES  TO
LEARN  THE  DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN CERTIFIED UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY ELEC-
TRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS AND FRAUDULENT OR  COUNTERFEIT  ELECTRICAL  OR
EXTENSION CORDS.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO ALTER OR
OTHERWISE SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER LABELING OR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED
BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
  4. ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE ENFORCE-
MENT ENTITY.
  5. THE CIVIL PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE  A  FINE
UP TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE SELLER OR DISTRIBUTOR SHALL COMPLETE A
TRAINING  SEMINAR  ON  HOW  TO  IDENTIFY  FALSE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY
LABELS. FOR THE SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02600-01-3

S3961A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1041A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A672A, S4074, S4074A
2009-2010: A2326A, S2682A

S3961A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the selling, offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords with fraudulent seals for the Underwriters' Laboratory; authorizes local code enforcement entities to enforce the provisions of the section; provides that for the first civil penalty of this section, a one hundred dollar fine shall be issued and such seller or distributor shall complete a training seminar on how to identify false Underwriters' Laboratory labels and increases fines for the second or subsequent violations of this section; provides that a training component shall be created and provided by the office of fire prevention and control and shall be made available on its website.

S3961A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3961A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3961--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  selling,
  offering for sale or distribution of any electrical or extension cords
  with a fraudulent seal for the Underwriters' Laboratory

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-f to read as follows:
  S 349-F. SELLING OF FRAUDULENT ELECTRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS. 1.    NO
MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION  OR  AGENT OR
EMPLOYEE THEREOF SHALL KNOWINGLY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE OR  DISTRIBUTE  IN
THIS  STATE ANY ELECTRICAL CORD OR EXTENSION CORD WITH A FRAUDULENT SEAL
FOR THE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE
TERM  "MERCHANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE
SALE, DISPLAY OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS  OR  MERCHANDISE
AT AN ESTABLISHED RETAIL STORE TO A CONSUMER.
  2.  EVERY  MERCHANT,  MANUFACTURER,  FIRM,  CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF ITS EMPLOYEES  TO
LEARN  THE  DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN CERTIFIED UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORY ELEC-
TRICAL OR EXTENSION CORDS AND FRAUDULENT OR  COUNTERFEIT  ELECTRICAL  OR
EXTENSION CORDS.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO ALTER OR
OTHERWISE SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER LABELING OR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT IMPOSED
BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
  4. ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE ENFORCE-
MENT ENTITY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02600-03-4

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