Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to consumer protection
|May 10, 2017||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S6018
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S6018 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S6018 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6018 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general business law and the executive law, in relation to requiring certain non-licensed professionals to disclose information regarding risks PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill will establish guidelines and registry for the self-help industry to improve consumer safety. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1:Amends the General Business law by adding a new section 391-u which establishes guidelines and civil penalties for self-help practitioners operating in New York. Section 2:Amends the Executive law by adding a new section 109-a which creates a registry for self- help practitioners that will be maintained by the Department of State. Section 3:Effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Some self-help practitioners have utilized techniques and activities
2017-S6018 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6018 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law and the executive law, in relation to requiring certain non-licensed professionals to disclose information regarding risks 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. SELF-HELP PRACTITIONERS; REQUIREMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS: (A) "SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER" MEANS A NON-LICENSED PROFESSIONAL, HIS OR HER AGENT OR EMPLOYEE, OR A NON-LICENSED COMPANY WHO IS OFFERING PAID HELP TO A CLIENT THROUGH FINANCIAL, SPIRITUAL OR EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR THE SAKE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL AWARENESS, IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING PERSONAL TALENT AND POTENTIAL, ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF A PERSON AND/OR CONTRIBUTING TO THE REALIZATION OF PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS. (B) "LARGE PRINT FORMAT" SHALL MEAN A PRINTED FONT SIZE OF SIXTEEN POINTS OR LARGER. (C) "LICENSED PROFESSIONAL" MEANS A PROFESSIONAL WHO CAN DEAL WITH ANY RISK ASSOCIATED WITH EXERCISES RELATED TO A SELF-HELP SERVICE OR SESSION. 2. EVERY SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER THAT OFFERS SERVICES TO CLIENTS SHALL: (A) AT THE TIME OF EACH INITIAL CONTRACT FOR SERVICES, PROVIDE THE CLIENT WITH A COPY OF THE CONTRACT IN WHICH A DISCLOSURE OF RISK IS DISPLAYED IN LARGE PRINT FORMAT. SUCH DISCLOSURE OF RISK SHALL CLEARLY EXPLAIN, IN PLAIN LANGUAGE, THAT WHAT THE RISKS ARE IN CONTRACTING WITH SUCH SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER; AND (B) PRODUCE A COMPREHENSIVE RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN TO ENSURE THAT STEPS WILL BE TAKEN AT EACH SERVICE OR SESSION TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR CLIENTS IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL RISK OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL HARM. EVERY SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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