senate Bill S512

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cash registers used in certain businesses to visually display the amount of sale to the customer

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S512 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A752
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1304, A1477
2009-2010: S1351, A11083

S512 - Summary

Requires that all cash registers newly installed which are customarily used by a business dealing with consumers have a visual display indicating the amount of any sale to such consumer; exempts from such provisions hotels, motels, or retail licensed premises for the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages; authorizes the attorney general to seek injunctive relief for violations of such provisions, and authorizes courts to impose a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for each such violation.

S512 - Sponsor Memo

S512 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   512

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 cash registers

  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
399-j to read as follows:
  S 399-J. CASH REGISTERS. 1. ANY CASH REGISTER USED BY OR IN THE OPERA-
TION OF A BUSINESS WHICH CUSTOMARILY DEALS WITH CONSUMERS, OTHER THAN  A
HOTEL,  MOTEL,  RETAIL LICENSED PREMISES FOR THE ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION
OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR RESTAURANT WHERE A PRINTED AND ITEMIZED  CHECK
IS  PROVIDED  FOR  THE CUSTOMER'S PERUSAL BEFORE PAYMENT, SHALL VISUALLY
DISPLAY THE AMOUNT OF ANY SALE IN  A  MANNER  READILY  VISIBLE  TO  SUCH
CONSUMER.
  2. WHENEVER THERE SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, AN APPLICATION
MAY  BE  MADE  BY  THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE
STATE OF NEW YORK TO A COURT OR JUSTICE HAVING JURISDICTION BY A SPECIAL
PROCEEDING TO ISSUE AN INJUNCTION, AND UPON NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT  OF
NOT  LESS THAN FIVE DAYS, TO ENJOIN AND RESTRAIN THE CONTINUANCE OF SUCH
VIOLATIONS; AND IF IT SHALL APPEAR TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE  COURT  OR
JUSTICE  THAT  THE  RESPONDENT  HAS,  IN FACT, VIOLATED THIS SECTION, AN
INJUNCTION MAY BE  ISSUED  BY  SUCH  COURT  OR  JUSTICE,  ENJOINING  AND
RESTRAINING  ANY  FURTHER  VIOLATION,  WITHOUT  REQUIRING PROOF THAT ANY
PERSON HAS, IN FACT, BEEN INJURED OR DAMAGED THEREBY. WHENEVER THE COURT
SHALL DETERMINE THAT A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION HAS OCCURRED, THE COURT
MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  FOR
EACH  VIOLATION.  IN  CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH APPLICATION, THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL IS AUTHORIZED TO TAKE PROOF AND  MAKE  A  DETERMINATION  OF  THE
RELEVANT FACTS AND TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CIVIL PRAC-
TICE LAW AND RULES.

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

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