|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development|
assembly Bill A107
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A107 (ACTIVE) - Details
A107 (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.
A107 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 107 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, OTIS, THIELE, SEAWRIGHT, BARRETT, STIRPE, FAHY, QUART, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development 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
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