|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 27, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6897
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S6897 - Details
S6897 - Summary
Enacts the "lawn litter law act"; relates to the rebuttable presumption regarding distributing unsolicited advertising on private property in cities with a population of one million or more.
S6897 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6897 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the "lawn litter law act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The subject legislation amends Section 397-a of the General Business Law to delete the necessity of lawn litter being placed on two or more premises to constitute a violation of this section. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Each violation of the General Business Law, Section 397-a shall be returnable to the environmental control board and a civil penalty of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 shall be imposed for each violation. Any civil penalties collected shall be paid into the general fund of the City. In addition, any person who has material placed on his or her property on three separate occasions by the same person may bring an action in a court competent jurisdiction to enjoin such practice, an action for damages or $500 whichever is greater, or both. JUSTIFICATION: New York City residents are being deluged with unwanted advertisement and solicitations callously dumped on their doorsteps, in their lobbies and in their vestibules, despite signs that they don't want these items placed on their property, residents continue to be inundated.
S6897 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6897 I N S E N A T E March 27, 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 enacting the "lawn litter law 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 "lawn litter law act". S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 397-a of the general business law, as amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 3. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person whose name, telephone number, or other identifying information appears on any unso- licited advertising materials described in subdivision one of this section [and placed at two or more premises] shall be liable for any violations of this section. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05091-01-3
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