|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2014||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S7422
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S7422 - Details
S7422 - Summary
Requires signs to be posted at gasoline stations for consumers to contact the department of state regarding price or product problems.
S7422 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7422 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the executive law, in relation to protecting consumers from price gouging and product tampering of gasoline PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is provide consumers with a convenient and accessible means of filing complaints regarding the practices of motor fuel dealers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends subdivision 5 of section 192 of the Agriculture and Markets Law to require motor vehicle fuel dealers to post on dispensing devices a notice containing a toll- free consumer complaint hotline. Section two of the bill provides that the toll-free hotline shall be established and maintained by the Department of Law. JUSTIFICATION: With the consistent rise of gas prices there is an added need for consumers to feel they are still receiving an adequate product that has been priced at a fair market value and has not been physically tampered with. Consumers should know how and where to complain if they feel their rights have been violated, and this information should be readily available to consumers at the place of purchase/service. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.2649 02/26/09 Referred to Consumer
S7422 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7422 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 Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the executive law, in relation to protecting consumers from price gouging and product tampering of gasoline THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 5 of section 192 of the agricul- ture and markets law, as amended by chapter 101 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell or offer for sale at retail for use in internal combustion engines in motor vehicles or motorboats any motor fuel unless such seller shall: (i) post and keep posted on the dispensing device from which such motor fuel is sold or offered for sale a sign or placard, at least twelve inches in height and at least twelve inches in width, stating clearly and legibly with the whole cent numerals at least nine inches in height and at least two inches in width, the selling price per gallon of such motor fuel; or (ii) where such individual pump or dispensing device dispenses more than two differently priced grades of motor fuel, only the highest and lowest selling price per gallon of such motor fuel dispensed therefrom must be posted thereon in conformance with all other provisions of this subdivision; or (iii) where a multiple product dispensing device is capable of dispensing multiple products at multiple prices, then the selling price per gallon may be posted thereon with numerals at least one-half that height and one-half that width required by subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, although numerals representing tenths of a cent may be displayed at no less than one-half those dimensions which disclose the selling price per gallon of such motor fuel dispensed therefrom; (IV) POST AND KEEP POSTED ON THE DISPENSING DEVICE FROM WHICH SUCH MOTOR FUEL IS SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE A SIGN OR PLACARD, OF A SIZE TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03834-06-3
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