assembly Bill A1933

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires debt collectors to inform debtors that written communications are available in large print format

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Feb 04, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.361
Feb 02, 2016 reported
Jan 26, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 05, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.73
Mar 03, 2015 reported
Feb 10, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 13, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A1933 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2515
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§600 & 602, add §601-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5438
2013-2014: A374, S5386
2017-2018: A5237, A7860, S2199
2019-2020: A711, S4394
2021-2022: A2260, S737

A1933 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires debt collectors to inform debtors in each initial communication that written communications are available in large print format.

A1933 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1933

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring debt
  collectors to inform debtors that written communications are available
  in large print format

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

  Section  1.  Section  600  of  the  general business law is amended by
adding three new subdivisions 4, 5 and 6 to read as follows:
  4. "COMMUNICATION" SHALL MEAN THE CONVEYING OF INFORMATION REGARDING A
DEBT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY PERSON THROUGH ANY MEDIUM.
  5. "DEBT" MEANS ANY OBLIGATION OR ALLEGED OBLIGATION OF A CONSUMER  TO
PAY  MONEY  ARISING  OUT  OF A TRANSACTION IN WHICH THE MONEY, PROPERTY,
INSURANCE, OR SERVICES WHICH ARE THE  SUBJECT  OF  THE  TRANSACTION  ARE
PRIMARILY  FOR  PERSONAL,  FAMILY, OR HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES, WHETHER OR NOT
SUCH OBLIGATION HAS BEEN REDUCED TO JUDGMENT.
  6. "DEBT COLLECTOR" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO, AS PART  OF  HIS  OR  HER
JOB, REGULARLY COLLECTS OR ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT DEBTS: (A) OWED OR DUE OR
ASSERTED  TO  BE OWED OR DUE TO ANOTHER; OR (B) OBTAINED BY, OR ASSIGNED
TO, SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION, THAT ARE IN DEFAULT WHEN  OBTAINED
OR ACQUIRED BY SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 601-a
to read as follows:
  S  601-A. LARGE PRINT NOTICES. 1. EACH AND EVERY PRINCIPAL CREDITOR OR
DEBT  COLLECTOR  SHALL,  IN  EACH  INITIAL  COMMUNICATION,  CLEARLY  AND
CONSPICUOUSLY  DISCLOSE  TO  THE DEBTOR THAT WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM
THE PRINCIPAL CREDITOR OR DEBT COLLECTOR MAY  BE  RECEIVED  IN  A  LARGE
PRINT  FORMAT.  UPON WRITTEN REQUEST BY A DEBTOR, THE PRINCIPAL CREDITOR
OR DEBT COLLECTOR MUST PROVIDE ANY WRITTEN  COMMUNICATION  SENT  TO  THE
DEBTOR IN THE LARGE PRINT FORMAT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00909-01-5