senate Bill S6732A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to implementing the immigrant assistance service enforcement act

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8974 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 06, 2014 signed chap.206
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1593
substituted for s6732a
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a8974b
ordered to third reading cal.1593
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2014 print number 6732a
amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 04, 2014 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Jun 18, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S6732A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S6732 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8974B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Gen Bus L, generally; add §94-b, Exec L; add §§190.87 & 190.89, Pen L

S6732 - Summary

Implements the immigrant assistance service enforcement act; increases fines imposed upon those who violate laws regarding immigrant assistance services; creates the office of new Americans; and establishes crime of immigrant assistance fraud.

S6732 - Sponsor Memo

S6732 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6732

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  implementing
  the immigrant assistance service enforcement act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "immigrant
assistance service enforcement act".
  S  2.   Subdivision 2 of section 460-a of the general business law, as
added by chapter 463 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  2. "Provider" means any person, including but not limited to a  corpo-
ration,  partnership,  limited liability company, sole proprietorship or
natural person, that provides immigrant assistance services,  but  shall
not  include  (a) any person duly admitted to practice law in this state
and any person working directly under  the  supervision  of  the  person
admitted;  (b)  any not-for-profit tax exempt organization that provides
immigrant assistance without a fee or other payment from individuals  or
at  nominal fees as defined by the federal board of immigration appeals,
and the employees of such organization when acting within the  scope  of
such employment; (c) any organization recognized by the federal board of
immigration  appeals  that provides services via representatives accred-
ited by such board to appear before the bureau of citizenship and  immi-
gration  services  and/or  executive office for immigration review, that
does not charge a fee or charges nominal fees as defined by the board of
immigration appeals; [or] (d) any authorized  agency  under  subdivision
ten  of section three hundred seventy-one of the social services law and
the employees of such organization when acting within the scope of  such
employment;  OR  (E) ANY INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING REPRESENTATION IN AN IMMI-
GRATION-RELATED PROCEEDING UNDER FEDERAL LAW FOR WHICH  FEDERAL  LAW  OR
REGULATION DEFINES THE AUTHORITY TO APPEAR.
  S  3.  Section  460-h of the general business law, as added by chapter
463 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  S 460-h. Enforcement. Upon any violation of this article, an  applica-
tion  may  be  made by the attorney general in the name of the people of

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

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S6732A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8974B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Gen Bus L, generally; add §94-b, Exec L; add §§190.87 & 190.89, Pen L

S6732A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Implements the immigrant assistance service enforcement act; increases fines imposed upon those who violate laws regarding immigrant assistance services; creates the office of new Americans; and establishes crime of immigrant assistance fraud.

S6732A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6732A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6732--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DIAZ, KRUEGER, PERKINS, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Consumer  Protection  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  implementing
  the  immigrant assistance service enforcement act; to amend the execu-
  tive law, in relation to creating the office of new Americans; and  to
  amend  the penal law, in relation to the crime of immigrant assistance
  fraud

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "immigrant
assistance service enforcement act".
  S 2. Section 460-a of the general business law, as  added  by  chapter
463 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  S 460-a. Definitions AND APPLICABILITY.  For the purpose of this arti-
cle the following terms shall have the following meanings:
  1.  "Immigrant  assistance  service" means providing assistance, for a
fee or other compensation, to persons who have, or plan to, come to  the
United  States  from  a  foreign  country,  or their representatives, in
relation to any proceeding, filing or  action  affecting  the  non-immi-
grant,  immigrant  or  citizenship status of a person which arises under
the immigration and nationality law,  executive  order  or  presidential
proclamation, or which arises under actions or regulations of the United
States  [bureau  of]  citizenship  and  immigration services, THE UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, the United States department  of
labor, or the United States department of state.
  2.  "Provider" means any person, including but not limited to a corpo-
ration, partnership, limited liability company, sole  proprietorship  or
natural  person,  that provides immigrant assistance services, but shall
not include (a) any person duly admitted to practice law in  this  state
and  any  person  working  directly  under the supervision of the person
admitted; (b) any not-for-profit tax exempt organization  that  provides
immigrant  assistance without a fee or other payment from individuals or

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

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