senate Bill S7421

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits the liability of a debit cardholder for unauthorized use of a debit card

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May 14, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S7421 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A970
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง512, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6969

S7421 - Summary

Limits the liability of a debit card holder for unauthorized use of a debit card.

S7421 - Sponsor Memo

S7421 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7421

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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  limiting  the
  liability of a debit cardholder for unauthorized use of a debit card

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

  Section 1. Section 512 of the general  business  law,  as  amended  by
chapter 556 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
  S  512.  Limitation of liability for unauthorized use of a credit card
or a debit card. 1. A provision which imposes liability  upon  a  holder
for  a  cash advance or loan or for the purchase or lease of property or
services obtained by the unauthorized use of a credit card  or  a  debit
card  shall  not  be enforceable to the extent that it imposes a greater
liability upon the holder than is imposed upon the holder  of  a  credit
card  under  the  provisions  of  the act of congress entitled "Truth in
Lending Act" and the regulations thereunder, as such act and regulations
may from time to time be amended.
  2. (A) A CARDHOLDER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR  THE  UNAUTHORIZED  USE  OF  A
DEBIT CARD ONLY IF:
  (1)  THE  CARD  IS A DEBIT CARD WHICH THE CARDHOLDER HAS REQUESTED AND
RECEIVED OR HAS SIGNED OR HAS USED, OR AUTHORIZED ANOTHER  TO  USE,  FOR
THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING MONEY, PROPERTY, LABOR, OR SERVICES;
  (2) THE LIABILITY IS NOT IN EXCESS OF FIFTY DOLLARS;
  (3)  THE  CARD  ISSUER  GIVES ADEQUATE NOTICE TO THE CARDHOLDER OF THE
POTENTIAL LIABILITY;
  (4) THE CARD ISSUER HAS PROVIDED THE CARDHOLDER WITH A DESCRIPTION  OF
A MEANS BY WHICH THE CARD ISSUER MAY BE NOTIFIED OF LOSS OR THEFT OF THE
CARD,  WHICH  DESCRIPTION MAY BE PROVIDED ON THE FACE OR REVERSE SIDE OF
EACH MONTHLY, QUARTERLY OR OTHER PERIODIC ACCOUNT  STATEMENT  ISSUED  TO
THE  CARDHOLDER  BY  THE  CARD  ISSUER,  AS APPLICABLE, OR ON A SEPARATE
NOTICE ACCOMPANYING SUCH STATEMENT;
  (5) THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OCCURS BEFORE THE CARD ISSUER HAS BEEN  NOTI-
FIED  THAT  AN  UNAUTHORIZED  USE  OF THE DEBIT CARD HAS OCCURRED OR MAY
OCCUR AS THE RESULT OF LOSS, THEFT, OR OTHERWISE; AND

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

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