senate Bill S5017A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires businesses to disclose certain information regarding extended warranties

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 07, 2014 print number 5017a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
May 06, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S5017 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-f, Gen Bus L

S5017 - Summary

Requires any business that offers extended warranties to provide the consumer statistical data concerning how many times the extended warranty has been utilized by consumers for that particular product, an explanation as to the reason the extended warranty was utilized, and if there were any instances in which the extended warranty was not honored by the business.

S5017 - Sponsor Memo

S5017 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5017

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  any
  business  that  offers  extended  warranties  to  provide the consumer
  statistical data concerning how many times the extended  warranty  has
  to  be  utilized by consumers for that particular product, an explana-
  tion as to the reason the extended warranty was utilized, and if there
  were any instances in which the extended warranty was not  honored  by
  the business

  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. THE EXTENDED WARRANTY DISCLOSURE INFORMATION. ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY OPERATING WITHIN THE STATE THAT OFFERS EXTENDED
WARRANTIES ON PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY OR PROVIDED TO CONSUMERS LOCATED  IN
THE STATE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON ITS WEBSITE STATISTICAL DATA, COMPILED
ANNUALLY,  OF  HOW MANY TIMES THE EXTENDED WARRANTY HAS BEEN UTILIZED BY
CONSUMERS FOR EACH PRODUCT FOR WHICH AN EXTENDED  WARRANTY  IS  OFFERED,
TOGETHER  WITH AN EXPLANATION AS TO THE REASON THE EXTENDED WARRANTY WAS
UTILIZED, AND, IF THERE ARE ANY INSTANCES IN WHICH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY
WAS NOT HONORED BY THE BUSINESS, INFORMATION AS TO THE NUMBER  OF  TIMES
THE  WARRANTY  WAS  NOT HONORED AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE REASONS WHY IT
WAS NOT HONORED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10663-01-3

S5017A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-f, Gen Bus L

S5017A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires any business that offers extended warranties to provide the consumer statistical data concerning how many times the extended warranty has been utilized by consumers for that particular product, an explanation as to the reason the extended warranty was utilized, and if there were any instances in which the extended warranty was not honored by the business.

S5017A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5017A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5017--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  requiring  any
  business  that  offers  extended  warranties  to  provide the consumer
  statistical data concerning how many times the extended  warranty  has
  to  be  utilized by consumers for that particular product, an explana-
  tion as to the reason the extended warranty was utilized, and if there
  were any instances in which the extended warranty was not  honored  by
  the business

  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. THE EXTENDED WARRANTY DISCLOSURE INFORMATION. ANY CORPORATION
OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY OPERATING WITHIN THE STATE THAT OFFERS EXTENDED
WARRANTIES ON PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY OR PROVIDED TO CONSUMERS LOCATED  IN
THE STATE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON ITS WEBSITE STATISTICAL DATA, COMPILED
ANNUALLY,  OF  HOW MANY TIMES THE EXTENDED WARRANTY HAS BEEN UTILIZED BY
CONSUMERS FOR EACH PRODUCT FOR WHICH AN EXTENDED  WARRANTY  IS  OFFERED,
TOGETHER  WITH AN EXPLANATION AS TO THE REASON THE EXTENDED WARRANTY WAS
UTILIZED, AND, IF THERE ARE ANY INSTANCES IN WHICH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY
WAS NOT HONORED BY THE BUSINESS, INFORMATION AS TO THE NUMBER  OF  TIMES
THE  WARRANTY  WAS  NOT HONORED AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE REASONS WHY IT
WAS NOT HONORED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10663-02-4

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