|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 04, 2019||reported referred to rules|
|May 30, 2019||reported referred to codes|
|Jan 24, 2019||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
assembly Bill A2621
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Walter T. Mosley
A2621 (ACTIVE) - Details
A2621 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to price gouging; imposes criminal penalties for price gouging; removes language relating to the declaration of a state of emergency; increases civil penalty… (view more) authorizes a district attorney to enforce provisions.
A2621 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2621 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 24, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, RICHARDSON, MOSLEY, COOK, GALEF, SIMON, ABINANTI, RIVERA, BLAKE, GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK, LIFTON, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to price gouging THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 396-r of the general business law, as amended by chapter 510 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 224 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: § 396-r. Price gouging. 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature hereby finds that during periods of abnormal disruption of the market caused by strikes, power failures, severe shortages or other extraordinary adverse circumstances, some parties within the chain of distribution of consumer goods have taken unfair advantage of consumers by charging grossly excessive prices for essential consumer goods and services. In order to prevent any party within the chain of distribution of any consumer goods from taking unfair advantage of consumers during abnormal disruptions of the market, the legislature declares that the public interest requires that such conduct be prohibited and made subject to civil AND CRIMINAL penalties. 2. During any abnormal disruption of the market for consumer goods and services vital and necessary for the health, safety and welfare of consumers, no party within the chain of distribution of such consumer goods or services or both shall sell or offer to sell any such goods or services or both for an amount which represents an unconscionably exces- sive price. For purposes of this section, the phrase "abnormal disruption of the market" shall mean any change in the market, whether actual or imminently threatened, resulting from stress of weather, convulsion of nature, failure or shortage of electric power or other EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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