senate Bill S430

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows cell phone users to add a new phone line without having to renew the service plan and to cancel an additional line without paying any fee, charge or cost

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S430 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1346
2009-2010: S1079

S430 - Summary

Prohibits cell phone service providers from requiring a customer to renew his or her service plan when adding a new phone line to such plan; and prohibits such provider from extending the time of services originally agreed to under contract.

S430 - Sponsor Memo

S430 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   430

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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 protecting  the
  rights of cell phone users

  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
390-d to read as follows:
  S 390-D. CELL PHONE USERS' RIGHTS TO NOT RENEW. 1. ANY  PERSON,  FIRM,
CORPORATION,  OR  OTHER  ENTITY  THAT HAS ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT WITH A
CUSTOMER TO PROVIDE SUCH CUSTOMER WITH CELLULAR  PHONE  SERVICES  FOR  A
FEE,  SHALL NOT TREAT THE CUSTOMER'S ADDITION OF A NEW PHONE LINE TO THE
EXISTING SERVICE PLAN AS THE RENEWAL OF SUCH PLAN, AND SHALL NOT  EXTEND
THE LENGTH OF TIME OF SERVICES ORIGINALLY AGREED TO UNDER CONTRACT.
  2.  ANY  SUCH  PERSON,  FIRM,  CORPORATION,  OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL NOT
IMPOSE ON THE CUSTOMER ANY SERVICE CHARGE, ADDITIONAL FEE OR  ANY  OTHER
ADDITIONAL  COST  FOR THE CANCELLATION OF ANY PHONE LINE INCLUDED IN THE
CUSTOMER'S SERVICE PLAN OTHER THAN THE PRIMARY PHONE LINE OF SUCH PLAN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00571-01-3

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