senate Bill S7829

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons, who are not licensed employment agencies and who charge a fee for performers' services, from making misleading representations that it will secure a job for a client in the entertainment field

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Jun 12, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S7829 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §180, amd §190, Gen Bus L

S7829 - Summary

Prohibits persons, who are not licensed employment agencies and who charge a fee for performers' services, from making misleading representations that it will secure a job for a client in the entertainment industry.

S7829 - Sponsor Memo

S7829 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7829

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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  prohibiting
  certain  entities  charging  fees for performers' services from making
  certain false, misleading or deceptive representations

  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
180 to read as follows:
  S 180. PERFORMERS' SERVICES; UNLICENSED PERSONS. NO PERSON, WHO IS NOT
LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS ARTICLE AND WHO CHARGES OR IMPOSES A FEE TO
PROVIDE PERFORMERS' SERVICES SUCH AS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, CAREER COUN-
SELING, RESUME  ASSISTANCE,  ONLINE  RESUME  HOSTING  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR
SERVICES,  SHALL MAKE ANY FALSE, MISLEADING OR DECEPTIVE ORAL OR WRITTEN
REPRESENTATION THAT IT WILL SECURE FOR A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT A JOB  AS  A
PERFORMER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN EXCHANGE FOR SUCH FEE.
  S  2.  Section  190 of the general business law, as amended by chapter
632 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
  S 190. Penalties for violations. 1. Any person who  violates  and  the
officers  of  a corporation and stockholders holding ten percent or more
of the stock of a corporation which is not publicly traded, who knowing-
ly permit the corporation to violate sections one  hundred  seventy-two,
one  hundred seventy-three, one hundred seventy-six, ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY,
one hundred eighty-four, one hundred eighty-four-a, one hundred  eighty-
five,  one hundred eighty-five-a, one hundred eighty-six, or one hundred
eighty-seven of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor  and  upon
conviction  shall  be  subject  to  a  fine  not  to exceed one thousand
dollars, or imprisonment for not more than one year,  or  both,  by  any
court of competent jurisdiction. The violation of any other provision of
this  article  shall  be  punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred
dollars  or  imprisonment  for  not  more  than  thirty  days.  Criminal
proceedings  based upon violations of these sections shall be instituted
by the commissioner and may be instituted by any  persons  aggrieved  by
such violations.

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

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