senate Bill S6933

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to providing discounts for non-credit card payments

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Apr 02, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S6933 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9500
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง518, Gen Bus L

S6933 - Summary

Establishes that a seller providing a discount to a person that makes payment by cash, check or similar means is not prohibited.

S6933 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6933

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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  providing
  discounts for non-credit card payments

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

  Section 1. Section 518 of the general business law, as added by  chap-
ter 160 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 518. Credit card surcharge prohibited. No seller in any sales trans-
action  may  impose  a  surcharge on a holder who elects to use a credit
card in lieu of payment by cash, check, or similar means.    NOTHING  IN
THIS  SECTION  OR  IN  ANY  OTHER  LAW  SHALL  BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT,
RESTRICT OR LIMIT IN ANY WAY A SELLER'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE A DISCOUNT TO
A PERSON THAT MAKES PAYMENT BY CASH, CHECK OR SIMILAR MEANS.
  Any seller who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars
or a term of imprisonment up to one year, or both.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14498-01-4

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