senate Bill S7944

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the installation of starter interrupt devices on certain new and used motor vehicles

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Oct 10, 2014 referred to rules

S7944 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง396-qqq, Gen Bus L

S7944 - Summary

Prohibits the installation of starter interrupt devices on certain new and used motor vehicles.

S7944 - Sponsor Memo

S7944 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7944

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibition
  of the installation of starter interrupt devices on  certain  new  and
  used motor vehicles

  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
396-qqq to read as follows:
  S 396-QQQ. NEW AND USED MOTOR  VEHICLES;  SALES  AND  LEASES;  STARTER
INTERRUPT  DEVICE.  1.  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS WHEN USED IN THIS SECTION,
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "DEALER" AS DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE  VEHICLE
AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  B.  "MOTOR  VEHICLE"  AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF
THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW AND EXCLUDING CLASS A, B AND C  LIMITED  USE
MOTORCYCLES  AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE-B OF THE VEHI-
CLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  C. "STARTER INTERRUPT DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A DEVICE WHICH TRACKS A MOTOR
VEHICLE PURCHASER'S OR LESSEE'S SCHEDULED PAYMENTS UNDER A FINANCING  OR
LEASE  AGREEMENT  AND  PREVENTS THE VEHICLE FROM STARTING IF A SCHEDULED
PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY ITS DUE DATE OR WITHIN ANY  APPLICABLE  GRACE
PERIOD.  SUCH DEVICE TYPICALLY REQUIRES THE CONSUMER TO ENTER A CODE FOR
EACH  PAYMENT  PERIOD  IN  ORDER  TO CONTINUE OPERATING THE VEHICLE. THE
CONSUMER RECEIVES THE PAYMENT CODES  THAT  WILL  ALLOW  THE  VEHICLE  TO
CONTINUE  TO  START  FROM  THE  CREDITOR  WHEN PAYMENT IS TENDERED. SUCH
DEVICE MAY INCLUDE A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TRACKING  CAPABILI-
TY.
  2. NO NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER OR LENDER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO
INSTALL  A  STARTER  INTERRUPT  DEVICE ON A MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASER'S OR
LESSEE'S MOTOR VEHICLE.
  3. A KNOWING VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY  A  FINE
NOT TO EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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