assembly Bill A675D

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 11, 2019 print number 675d
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 04, 2019 print number 675c
Jun 04, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
May 15, 2019 print number 675b
May 15, 2019 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Mar 12, 2019 print number 675a
Mar 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A675 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3297
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10739, S8674
2021-2022: A2047, S68

A675 - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

A675 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   675

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. NIOU, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  limiting  autod-
  ialed  telephone  calls  to  state  residents and to require telephone
  service providers to offer free call mitigation technologies to  tele-
  phone customers

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "telephone
consumer privacy protection act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 91-b to
read as follows:
  § 91-B. AUTODIALED TELEPHONE CALLS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "AUTODIALED CALL" MEANS:
  (I) A CALL MADE USING EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES A SERIES OF CALLS TO STORED
TELEPHONE  NUMBERS,  INCLUDING NUMBERS STORED ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE
NUMBERS PRODUCED USING A RANDOM OR SEQUENTIAL NUMBER  GENERATOR,  EXCEPT
THAT THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE A CALL MADE USING ONLY EQUIPMENT THAT THE
CALLER  DEMONSTRATES  REQUIRES SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL HUMAN INTERVENTION
TO DIAL OR PLACE A CALL AFTER A HUMAN INITIATES THE CALL  OR  SERIES  OF
CALLS;
  (II) A CALL MADE USING AN ARTIFICIAL OR PRERECORDED VOICE MESSAGE; OR
  (III)  A  TEXT MESSAGE MADE USING EQUIPMENT THAT ISSUES TWENTY OR MORE
TEXTS AT A TIME, OR SENDS A SERIES OF NEARLY IDENTICAL  TEXTS  TO  TELE-
PHONE NUMBERS ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS PRODUCED USING A RANDOM
OR  SEQUENTIAL  NUMBER  GENERATOR, EXCEPT THAT THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE
TEXTS THAT THE SENDER DEMONSTRATES WERE SENT TO  THE  SENDER'S  PERSONAL
ACQUAINTANCES.
  (B)  "CALL  MITIGATION TECHNOLOGY" MEANS TECHNOLOGY THAT IDENTIFIES AN
INCOMING CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE AS BEING, OR AS PROBABLY BEING, AN  AUTOD-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A675A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3297
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10739, S8674
2021-2022: A2047, S68

A675A - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

A675A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 675--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NIOU, ZEBROWSKI, COLTON, RICHARDSON, FITZPATRICK,
  EICHENSTEIN, KIM, ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, FAHY -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and Commissions --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to limiting robo-
  calls to state residents and to require telephone service providers to
  offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "robocall
prevention act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 91-b to
read as follows:
  § 91-B. ROBOCALLS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ROBOCALL" MEANS A CALL MADE, INCLUDING A TEXT MESSAGE SENT:
  (I) USING EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES A SERIES OF CALLS TO  STORED  TELEPHONE
NUMBERS,  INCLUDING  NUMBERS  STORED  ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS
PRODUCED USING A RANDOM OR SEQUENTIAL NUMBER  GENERATOR,  EXCEPT  FOR  A
CALL  MADE  USING  ONLY  EQUIPMENT THAT THE CALLER DEMONSTRATES REQUIRES
SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL HUMAN INTERVENTION TO DIAL OR PLACE A CALL  AFTER
A HUMAN INITIATES THE CALL OR SERIES OF CALLS; OR
  (II) USING AN ARTIFICIAL OR PRERECORDED VOICE.
  (B)  "CALL  MITIGATION TECHNOLOGY" MEANS TECHNOLOGY THAT IDENTIFIES AN
INCOMING CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE AS BEING, OR AS PROBABLY BEING, A ROBOCALL
AND, ON THAT BASIS, BLOCKS THE CALL OR MESSAGE, DIVERTS IT TO THE CALLED
PERSON'S ANSWERING SYSTEM, OR OTHERWISE PREVENTS IT FROM BEING COMPLETED
TO THE CALLED PERSON, EXCEPT THAT IT PERMITS A CALL OR TEXT  SO  IDENTI-
FIED  TO  BE  COMPLETED  WHEN  IT  IS  IDENTIFIED AS BEING MADE BY A LAW
ENFORCEMENT OR PUBLIC SAFETY ENTITY, OR WHEN IT IS IDENTIFIED AS  ORIGI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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Multi-Sponsors

A675B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3297
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10739, S8674
2021-2022: A2047, S68

A675B - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

A675B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 675--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NIOU, ZEBROWSKI, COLTON, RICHARDSON, FITZPATRICK,
  EICHENSTEIN,  KIM,  ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, FAHY, D. ROSENTHAL, SOLAGES,
  BUCHWALD, D'URSO, GOTTFRIED, LiPETRI, MORINELLO, L. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, SEAWRIGHT,  REYES,  NORRIS,  WALCZYK,  BLANKENBUSH  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BYRNES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities and Commissions -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to limiting robo-
  calls to state residents and to require telephone service providers to
  offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "robocall
prevention act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 91-b to
read as follows:
  § 91-B. ROBOCALLS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ROBOCALL" MEANS A CALL MADE, INCLUDING A TEXT MESSAGE SENT:
  (I) USING EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES A SERIES OF CALLS TO  STORED  TELEPHONE
NUMBERS,  INCLUDING  NUMBERS  STORED  ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS
PRODUCED USING A RANDOM OR SEQUENTIAL NUMBER  GENERATOR,  EXCEPT  FOR  A
CALL  MADE  USING  ONLY  EQUIPMENT THAT THE CALLER DEMONSTRATES REQUIRES
SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL HUMAN INTERVENTION TO DIAL OR PLACE A CALL  AFTER
A HUMAN INITIATES THE CALL OR SERIES OF CALLS; OR
  (II) USING AN ARTIFICIAL OR PRERECORDED VOICE.
  (B)  "CALL  MITIGATION TECHNOLOGY" MEANS TECHNOLOGY THAT IDENTIFIES AN
INCOMING CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE AS BEING, OR AS PROBABLY BEING, A ROBOCALL
AND, ON THAT BASIS, BLOCKS THE CALL OR MESSAGE, DIVERTS IT TO THE CALLED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A675C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3297
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10739, S8674
2021-2022: A2047, S68

A675C - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

A675C - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 675--C

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NIOU, ZEBROWSKI, COLTON, RICHARDSON, FITZPATRICK,
  EICHENSTEIN,  KIM,  ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, FAHY, D. ROSENTHAL, SOLAGES,
  BUCHWALD, D'URSO, GOTTFRIED, LiPETRI, MORINELLO, L. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, SEAWRIGHT,  REYES,  NORRIS,  WALCZYK,  BLANKENBUSH  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BYRNES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities and Commissions -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to limiting robo-
  calls to state residents and to require telephone service providers to
  offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "robocall
prevention act".
  § 2. Section 399-p of the general business law, as amended by  chapter
581  of the laws of 1992, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 546 of the
laws of 2000, subdivision 6-a as added and subdivision 8 as  amended  by
chapter 176 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  §  399-p.  [Telemarketing;  use] USE of automatic [dialing-announcing]
DIALING devices and placement of ROBOCALLS AND consumer telephone calls.
1. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall  have
the following meanings:
  (a)  "automatic  [dialing-announcing] DIALING device" means [any auto-
matic equipment which incorporates a  storage  capability  of  telephone
numbers  to  be called and is used, working alone or in conjunction with
other equipment, to disseminate a prerecorded message to  the  telephone

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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Multi-Sponsors

A675D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3297
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10739, S8674
2021-2022: A2047, S68

A675D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

A675D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 675--D

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NIOU, ZEBROWSKI, COLTON, RICHARDSON, FITZPATRICK,
  EICHENSTEIN,  KIM,  ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, FAHY, D. ROSENTHAL, SOLAGES,
  BUCHWALD, D'URSO, GOTTFRIED, LiPETRI, MORINELLO, L. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, SEAWRIGHT,  REYES,  NORRIS,  WALCZYK,  BLANKENBUSH  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BYRNES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities and Commissions -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and  recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said commit-
  tee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to
  said committee

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to limiting robo-
  calls to state residents and to require telephone service providers to
  offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "robocall
prevention act".
  § 2. Section 399-p of the general business law, as amended by  chapter
581  of the laws of 1992, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 546 of the
laws of 2000, subdivision 6-a as added and subdivision 8 as  amended  by
chapter 176 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  §  399-p.  [Telemarketing;  use] USE of automatic [dialing-announcing]
DIALING devices and placement of ROBOCALLS AND consumer telephone calls.
1. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall  have
the following meanings:
  (a)  "automatic  [dialing-announcing] DIALING device" means [any auto-
matic equipment which incorporates a  storage  capability  of  telephone

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets