senate Bill S4984

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits more than one increase in the price of motor fuel in any twenty-four hour period

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
May 02, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S4984 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง392-j, Gen Bus L

S4984 - Summary

Prohibits more than one increase in the price of motor fuel in any twenty-four hour period.

S4984 - Sponsor Memo

S4984 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4984

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  prohibiting
  more  than  one  increase  in the price of gasoline in any twenty-four
  hour period

  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
392-j to read as follows:
  S  392-J.  UNLAWFUL  MOTOR FUEL PRICE INCREASES; EXCEPTIONS. 1. (A) IT
SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY NONREFINER ENGAGED IN COMMERCE IN  THIS  STATE
TO  INCREASE  THE  PRICE OF ANY GRADE OR QUALITY OF MOTOR FUEL SOLD AT A
RETAIL OUTLET MORE THAN ONCE IN A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD.
  (B) IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY REFINER, INCLUDING ANY  AFFILIATE  OR
AGENT  THEREOF,  ENGAGED IN COMMERCE IN THIS STATE TO INCREASE THE PRICE
OF ANY GRADE OR  QUALITY  OF  MOTOR  FUEL  SOLD  MORE  THAN  ONCE  IN  A
TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD.
  2.  (A)  ANY VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL RESULT IN A CIVIL FINE OF
NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO BE COLLECTED  BY  THE  CORPORATION
COUNSEL  FOR  ANY  CITY  OR BY THE APPROPRIATE ATTORNEY OF ANY POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION AS SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF  SUCH  POLI-
TICAL SUBDIVISION.
  (B)  AN  ISOLATED,  INADVERTENT INCIDENT INVOLVING ACTIVITY PROHIBITED
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE A VIOLATION  OF
THIS SECTION.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "MOTOR FUEL" SHALL MEAN (I) ALL PRODUCTS COMMONLY OR COMMERCIALLY
KNOWN OR SOLD  AS  GASOLINE  (INCLUDING  CASINGHEAD  AND  ABSORPTION  OR
NATURAL GASOLINE), BENZOL, BENZENE, OR NAPHTHA REGARDLESS OF THEIR CLAS-
SIFICATION  OR  USES;  AND (II) ANY LIQUID PREPARED, ADVERTISED, OFFERED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08680-01-3

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