senate Bill S570

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a private right of action for improper debt collection procedures

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Jan 09, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S570 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6654
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง602, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4238A, A6674A

S570 - Summary

Creates a private right of action for improper debt collection procedures; allows plaintiffs to recover punitive damages and reasonable attorneys' fees.

S570 - Sponsor Memo

S570 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   570

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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  allowing  a
  private right of action for improper debt collection

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

  Section 1. Section 602 of the  general  business  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. A DEBTOR SHALL HAVE A PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION AGAINST ANY PERSON OR
PERSONS  IN  VIOLATION  OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS SHALL BE
LIABLE TO THE DEBTOR FOR ANY ACTUAL DAMAGES THE DEBTOR  SUSTAINED  AS  A
RESULT OF THE VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, ANY PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDED BY
THE COURT, AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01835-01-3

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