senate Bill S6850C

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to smart phone device antitheft protection

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2014 print number 6850c
amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Jun 12, 2014 print number 6850b
amend and recommit to consumer protection
May 13, 2014 print number 6850a
amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 19, 2014 referred to consumer protection

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S6850 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L

S6850 - Summary

Relates to a smart phone antitheft protection; establishes requirements for the acquisition and resale of wireless communications devices.

S6850 - Sponsor Memo

S6850 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6850

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  the  installa-
  tion  of  a technological solution on an advanced mobile communication
  device

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that:
  (a)  According  to the federal communications commission (FCC), one in
three robberies in the United States involves  the  theft  of  a  mobile
communications  device,  making  it the number one property crime in the
country. Many of these robberies often turn violent with some  resulting
in the loss of life.
  (b)  The  FCC estimates that between thirty to forty percent of United
States street theft involves a mobile device. In fact, more  than  forty
percent  of all robberies in New York city involve smartphones and other
cell phones.
  (c) Consumer reports projects that one point six million Americans had
their smartphones stolen in 2012.
  (d) According to the New York Times, one hundred thirteen  smartphones
are lost or stolen every minute in the United States.
  (e)  Major cities are home to the highest concentrations of cell phone
theft, and officials in New York and California have been pushing for  a
cellphone kill switch in those states since April 2012. According to New
York  state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, the United States senate
proposal would force the mobile industry to "stop dragging its feet  and
join us in protecting consumers."
  (f)  In  April  of 2012, U.S. senator Charles Schumer, D-New York, and
New York city police commissioner Ray Kelly  announced  that  the  major
U.S.  cell phone carriers and the federal communications commission have
agreed  to  set  up a national database to track reported stolen phones.
Senator Schumer also introduced a bill called the  mobile  device  theft
deterrence act, which proposes a five-year prison sentence for tampering
with the ID numbers of a stolen cell phone.

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

S6850A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L

S6850A - Summary

Relates to a smart phone antitheft protection; establishes requirements for the acquisition and resale of wireless communications devices.

S6850A - Sponsor Memo

S6850A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6850--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  smart  phone
  device "kill switch"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that:
  (a) According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),  one  in
three  robberies  in  the  United  States involves the theft of a mobile
device, making it the number one property crime in the country. Many  of
these  robberies  often  turn violent with some resulting in the loss of
life.
  (b) The FCC estimates that between thirty to forty percent  of  United
States  street  theft involves a mobile device. In fact, more than forty
percent of all robberies in New York city involve smartphones and  other
cell phones.
  (c)  Consumer  reports  projects  that 1.6 million Americans had their
smartphones stolen in 2012.
  (d) According to the New York Times, one hundred thirteen  smartphones
are lost or stolen every minute in the United States.
  (e)  Major cities are home to the highest concentrations of cell phone
theft, and officials in New York and California have been pushing for  a
cellphone kill switch in those states since April 2012. According to New
York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, the United States Senate
proposal  would force the mobile industry to "stop dragging its feet and
join us in protecting consumers."
  (f) In April of 2012, U.S. senator Charles Schumer,  D-New  York,  and
New  York  city  police  commissioner Ray Kelly announced that the major
U.S.  cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have
agreed to set up a national database to track  reported  stolen  phones.
Senator  Schumer  also  introduced a bill called the mobile device theft

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14099-03-4

S6850B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L

S6850B - Summary

Relates to a smart phone antitheft protection; establishes requirements for the acquisition and resale of wireless communications devices.

S6850B - Sponsor Memo

S6850B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6850--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to smart phone
  device "kill switch"

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that:
  (a)  According  to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), one in
three robberies in the United States involves  the  theft  of  a  mobile
device,  making it the number one property crime in the country. Many of
these robberies often turn violent with some resulting in  the  loss  of
life.
  (b)  The  FCC estimates that between thirty to forty percent of United
States street theft involves a mobile device. In fact, more  than  forty
percent  of all robberies in New York city involve smartphones and other
cell phones.
  (c) Consumer reports projects that 1.6  million  Americans  had  their
smartphones stolen in 2012.
  (d)  According to the New York Times, one hundred thirteen smartphones
are lost or stolen every minute in the United States.
  (e) Major cities are home to the highest concentrations of cell  phone
theft,  and officials in New York and California have been pushing for a
cellphone kill switch in those states since April 2012. According to New
York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, the United States Senate
proposal would force the mobile industry to "stop dragging its feet  and
join us in protecting consumers."
  (f)  In  April  of 2012, U.S. senator Charles Schumer, D-New York, and
New York city police commissioner Ray Kelly  announced  that  the  major
U.S.  cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have
agreed  to  set  up a national database to track reported stolen phones.
Senator Schumer also introduced a bill called the  mobile  device  theft

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

S6850C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L

S6850C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to a smart phone antitheft protection; establishes requirements for the acquisition and resale of wireless communications devices.

S6850C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6850C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6850--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to smart phone
  antitheft protection

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that:
  (a)  According  to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), one in
three robberies in the United States involves  the  theft  of  a  mobile
device,  making it the number one property crime in the country. Many of
these robberies often turn violent with some resulting in  the  loss  of
life.
  (b)  The  FCC estimates that between thirty to forty percent of United
States street theft involves a mobile device. In fact, more  than  forty
percent  of all robberies in New York city involve smartphones and other
cell phones.
  (c) Consumer reports projects that 1.6  million  Americans  had  their
smartphones stolen in 2012.
  (d)  According to the New York Times, one hundred thirteen smartphones
are lost or stolen every minute in the United States.
  (e) Major cities are home to the highest concentrations of cell  phone
theft,  and officials in New York and California have been pushing for a
cellphone kill switch in those states since April 2012. According to New
York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, the United States Senate
proposal would force the mobile industry to "stop dragging its feet  and
join us in protecting consumers."
  (f)  In  April  of 2012, U.S. senator Charles Schumer, D-New York, and
New York city police commissioner Ray Kelly  announced  that  the  major
U.S.  cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have

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

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