assembly Bill A7024

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the manufacture and sale of smartphones that are capable of being decrypted and unlocked by the manufacturer or its operating system provider

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 29, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A7024 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8093

A7024 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the manufacture and sale of smartphones on and after January 1, 2018 that are capable of being decrypted and unlocked by the manufacturer or its operating system provider.

A7024 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7024

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 29, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE, MOSLEY, SEAWRIGHT, LUPARDO -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M.  of A. LOPEZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the manufacture
  and  sale  of  smartphones  that  are  capable  of being decrypted and
  unlocked by the manufacturer

  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
399-k to read as follows:
  § 399-K. SMARTPHONES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOW-
ING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "SMARTPHONE"  MEANS  A  CELLULAR  RADIO TELEPHONE OR OTHER MOBILE
VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS  HANDSET  DEVICE  THAT  INCLUDES   THE   FOLLOWING
FEATURES:
  I. UTILIZES A MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM.
  II.  POSSESSES THE CAPABILITY TO UTILIZE MOBILE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS,
ACCESS AND BROWSE THE INTERNET, UTILIZE TEXT MESSAGING, UTILIZE  DIGITAL
VOICE SERVICE, AND SEND AND RECEIVE EMAIL.
  III. HAS WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY.
  IV.  IS  CAPABLE  OF  OPERATING  ON  A  LONG-TERM EVOLUTION NETWORK OR
SUCCESSOR WIRELESS DATA NETWORK COMMUNICATION STANDARDS.
  (B) "SOLD IN NEW YORK," OR  ANY  VARIATION  THEREOF,  MEANS  THAT  THE
SMARTPHONE  IS  SOLD  AT RETAIL FROM A LOCATION WITHIN THE STATE, OR THE
SMARTPHONE IS SOLD AND SHIPPED TO AN  END-USE  CONSUMER  AT  AN  ADDRESS
WITHIN  THE STATE. "SOLD IN NEW YORK" DOES NOT INCLUDE A SMARTPHONE THAT
IS RESOLD IN THE STATE ON THE SECONDHAND MARKET OR THAT IS CONSIGNED AND
HELD AS COLLATERAL ON A LOAN.
  (C) "LEASED IN NEW YORK," OR ANY VARIATION  THEREOF,  MEANS  THAT  THE
SMARTPHONE  IS  CONTRACTED  FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME TO AN END-USE
CONSUMER AT AN ADDRESS WITHIN THE STATE.

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

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