senate Bill S709

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the regulation of the licensure and practice of immigration providers by the department of state

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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

S709 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A78
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §460-k, amd §460-h, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1479, A10420
2009-2010: S2283A, A4430A

S709 - Summary

Provides for the regulation of the licensure and practice of immigration providers by the department of state in order to protect immigrants from exploitation.

S709 - Sponsor Memo

S709 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   709

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  immigration
  providers

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
460-k to read as follows:
  S 460-K. LICENSES. 1. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL ISSUE LICENSES  TO
IMMIGRATION  PROVIDERS  AND, UPON APPLICATION, TO ISSUE RENEWAL LICENSES
EVERY TWO YEARS. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  ARTICLE  GOVERNING  THE FILING AND MAINTENANCE OF SURETY BONDS AND
THE APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE AND/OR RENEWAL.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL ENGAGE IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  IMMIGRANT  ASSISTANCE
SERVICE  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-A OF THIS ARTICLE, OR
ADVERTISE HIS OR HER BUSINESS TO BE THAT OF IMMIGRATION PROVIDER WITHOUT
HAVING FIRST OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE A LICENSE TO  DO  SO,
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  NO  PERSON SHALL DISSEMINATE BY ANY MEANS ANY STATEMENT INDICATING
DIRECTLY OR BY IMPLICATION THAT THE PERSON ENGAGES IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF
IMMIGRANT  ASSISTANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-A
OF THIS ARTICLE OR ACTS IN THE CAPACITY OF AN IMMIGRATION  PROVIDER,  OR
PROPOSES  TO  ENGAGE  IN THE BUSINESS OR ACT IN THE CAPACITY OF AN IMMI-
GRATION PROVIDER, UNLESS THE PERSON HAS ON FILE WITH  THE  SECRETARY  OF
STATE  A  BOND  AND  LICENSE,  IN  THE  AMOUNT  AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
DESCRIBED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-G OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4. ANY PERSON INTENDING TO ENGAGE, AS AN IMMIGRATION PROVIDER, IN  ANY
ONE  OR MORE OF THE ACTIVITIES SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL FILE WITH
THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE A WRITTEN APPLICATION AND DISCLOSURE,  ON  FORMS
PROVIDED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF STATE, CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION AND

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

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