|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
|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|
senate Bill S1974
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1974 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S1974 Revised 2/2/17 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to opinions concerning authenticity, attribution and authorship of works of fine art PURPOSE : To enhance protections under the law for individuals who are employed as art authenticator in the visual arts community. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one adds a new subdivision 23 to the arts and cultural affairs law. Section two amends Section 15.11 of the arts and cultural affairs law, Chapter 849 of the laws of 1984. Section three is amended by adding a new section 15.12 of the arts and cultural affairs law. Section four amends subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 15.15 of the arts and cultural affairs law, Chapter 849 of the laws of 1984. Section five sets forth the effective date.
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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