assembly Bill A7165A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.502
Jun 12, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.154
rules report cal.154
reported
Jun 07, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2017 print number 7165a
Jun 05, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
May 16, 2017 reported referred to codes
Apr 11, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A7165 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8787
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A629, S2679

A7165 - Summary

Prohibits any business from charging a price for goods of a substantially similar or like kind on the basis of a person's gender.

A7165 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7165

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

  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 391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. CHARGING A PRICE FOR GOODS ON THE BASIS OF GENDER PROHIBITED.
1.  (A)  NO  BUSINESS  SHALL CHARGE A PRICE FOR GOODS OF A SUBSTANTIALLY
SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND ON THE BASIS OF A PERSON'S GENDER.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "SUBSTAN-
TIALLY SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND" SHALL BE INTERPRETED TO MEAN SUCH GOODS:
  (I) SHARE THE SAME BRAND;
  (II) SHARE THE SAME FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS; AND
  (III) SHARE NINETY PERCENT OF THE SAME MATERIALS OR INGREDIENTS.
  (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "GOODS" SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I)  ANY  FOOD  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO OF THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW; OR
  (II) GOODS SOLD BY A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AS DEFINED IN  PARAGRAPH
F  OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  2. NOTHING IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT:
  (A) PRICE DIFFERENCES BASED  SPECIFICALLY  ON  THE  LABOR,  MATERIALS,
TARIFFS,  OR  OTHER GENDER-NEUTRAL REASONS FOR HAVING INCREASED COST FOR
PROVIDING SUCH GOODS; OR
  (B) A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT FROM PASSING THROUGH A PRICE TO THE CONSUM-
ER THAT IS SET BY A MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR, OR OTHER  ENTITY  THAT  A
RETAILER CANNOT CONTROL.
  3.  ANY  BUSINESS  WHO  SHALL  VIOLATE  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL, UPON CONVICTION THEREOF, PAY A CIVIL PENALTY  OF  NOT  LESS  THAN

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

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A7165A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8787
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A629, S2679

A7165A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any business from charging a price for goods of a substantially similar or like kind on the basis of a person's gender.

A7165A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7165--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, GJONAJ, HARRIS, WALLACE, MOSLEY, MAGNAREL-
  LI,  ORTIZ,  MOYA,  BRINDISI,  SIMON,  JEAN-PIERRE, BENEDETTO, WALKER,
  CRESPO, TITONE, GLICK, DE LA ROSA, D'URSO,  PHEFFER AMATO,  GOTTFRIED,
  HOOPER,   HYNDMAN,   BLAKE,   RIVERA,  KAVANAGH,  MONTESANO,  DICKENS,
  SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GALEF, WRIGHT -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs  and  Protection  --
  reported   and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

  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 391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. CHARGING A PRICE FOR GOODS ON THE BASIS OF GENDER PROHIBITED.
1.  (A)  NO  BUSINESS  SHALL CHARGE A PRICE FOR GOODS OF A SUBSTANTIALLY
SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND ON THE BASIS OF A PERSON'S GENDER.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "SUBSTAN-
TIALLY SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND" SHALL BE INTERPRETED TO MEAN SUCH GOODS:
  (I) SHARE THE SAME BRAND;
  (II) SHARE THE SAME FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS; AND
  (III) SHARE NINETY PERCENT OF THE SAME MATERIALS OR INGREDIENTS.
  (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "GOODS" SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I)  ANY  FOOD  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO OF THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW; OR
  (II) GOODS SOLD BY A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AS DEFINED IN  PARAGRAPH
F  OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  2. NOTHING IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10984-02-7