senate Bill S1974

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the authenticity, attribution and authorship of fine works of art

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
May 07, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2018 1st report cal.903
Jan 03, 2018 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.348
Jan 11, 2017 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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May 1, 2018 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S1974
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 1, 2018

Mar 7, 2017 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S1974
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2017

S1974 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5120
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add §15.12, amd §§11.01, 15.11 & 15.15, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6794, A9016
2015-2016: S1229, A1018
2019-2020: A107

S1974 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the authenticity, attribution and authorship of fine works of art; defines the term authenticator and stipulates that in a civil action regarding authenticity, the claimant must specify with particularity the facts and prove the elements by clear and convincing evidence; entitles the authenticator to recover reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses if he/she prevails.

S1974 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1974 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1974

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to  opin-
  ions  concerning  authenticity, attribution and authorship of works of
  fine art

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

  Section  1.  Section  11.01  of  the  arts and cultural affairs law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 23 to read as follows:
  23. "AUTHENTICATOR" AS USED IN SECTION 15.11, 15.12 AND 15.15 OF  THIS
CHAPTER  SHALL  MEAN,  SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SUBDIVISION, A
PERSON OR ENTITY RECOGNIZED IN  THE  VISUAL  ARTS  COMMUNITY  AS  HAVING
EXPERTISE REGARDING THE ARTIST, WORK OF FINE ART, OR VISUAL ART MULTIPLE
WITH  RESPECT TO WHOM SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY RENDERS AN OPINION AS TO THE
AUTHENTICITY, ATTRIBUTION OR AUTHORSHIP OF A WORK OF FINE ART OR  VISUAL
ART  MULTIPLE,  OR  A  PERSON OR ENTITY RECOGNIZED IN THE VISUAL ARTS OR
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY AS HAVING EXPERTISE IN UNCOVERING FACTS THAT  SERVE
AS A DIRECT BASIS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR AN OPINION AS TO THE AUTHEN-
TICITY,  ATTRIBUTION  OR  AUTHORSHIP OF A WORK OF FINE ART OR VISUAL ART
MULTIPLE. "AUTHENTICATOR" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  AUTHORS
OF  CATALOGUES  RAISONNE OR OTHER SCHOLARLY TEXTS IN WHICH AN OPINION AS
TO THE AUTHENTICITY, ATTRIBUTION OR AUTHORSHIP OF A WORK OF FINE ART  OR
VISUAL  ART  MULTIPLE IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. "AUTHENTICATOR" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE A PERSON OR ENTITY THAT HAS A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE WORK  OF
FINE ART OR VISUAL ART MULTIPLE FOR WHICH SUCH OPINION IS RENDERED OR IN
ANY  TRANSACTION CONCERNING SUCH WORK OF FINE ART OR VISUAL ART MULTIPLE
FOR WHICH THE OPINION IS RENDERED, OTHER  THAN  TO  BE  COMPENSATED  FOR
SERVICES  SUCH  PERSON  OR ENTITY ENGAGED IN TO PROVIDE AN OPINION AS TO
THE AUTHENTICITY, ATTRIBUTION OR AUTHORSHIP OF SUCH WORK OF FINE ART  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00284-01-7

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