senate Bill S4582

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to information for pre-recorded political messages

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Apr 12, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S4582 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง399-p, Gen Bus L

S4582 - Summary

Relates to pre-recorded political messages; prohibits automatic dialing-announcing devices unless a live operator provides certain information in the first thirty seconds; provides recipient must be asked if he or she wants to listen to such call.

S4582 - Sponsor Memo

S4582 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4582

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  requiring
  certain  information be provided before placing pre-recorded political
  messages

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 1 of section 399-p of
the general business law, as amended by chapter 581 of the laws of 1992,
are  amended  and  two  new  paragraphs (f) and (g) are added to read as
follows:
  (d) "consumer telephone call" means a call made to a telephone  number
by  a  telephone  solicitor,  whether  by  device, live operator, or any
combination thereof, for the purpose of soliciting a sale of any consum-
er goods or services for personal, family or household purposes  to  the
consumer called, or for the purpose of soliciting an extension of credit
for  consumer  goods  or  services  to  the  consumer called, or for the
purpose of obtaining information that will or may be used for the direct
solicitation of a sale of consumer goods or  services  to  the  consumer
called  or  an extension of credit for such purposes; provided, however,
that "consumer telephone call" shall not include a call made by a  tele-
phone corporation, as defined by subdivision seventeen of section two of
the public service law, in response to a specific inquiry initiated by a
consumer  regarding  that  consumer's  existing  or  requested telephone
service; [and]
  (e) "telephone solicitor" means a person who makes  or  causes  to  be
made a consumer telephone call[.];
  (F)  "POLITICAL  COMMITTEE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION 14-100 OF THE ELECTION LAW; AND
  (G) "PRE-RECORDED POLITICAL MESSAGE" SHALL MEAN A  PRE-RECORDED  AUDIO
MESSAGE DELIVERED BY TELEPHONE THAT IS BY:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09391-02-3

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