assembly Bill A9855

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing notice of certain scams when selling gift cards

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Feb 20, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A9855 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7905
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A266, S145

A9855 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing notice of certain scams when selling gift cards.

A9855 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9855

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to providing
  notice of certain scams when selling gift cards

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

  Section  1.  Section  396-i  of the general business law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
  2-B. (A) NO PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION
SHALL  SELL  A  GIFT  CERTIFICATE TO A PURCHASER UNLESS, AT THE LOCATION
WHERE THE SALE OCCURS, THE FOLLOWING NOTICE IS PROVIDED:
"PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PREPAID CARD SCAMS; INCLUDING REQUESTS RELATED TO
LOTTERIES, TAXES, EMPLOYMENT STATUS OR UTILITY PAYMENTS. DO NOT  PROVIDE
ANY  PREPAID  CARD INFORMATION TO SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW; INCLUDING PIN
NUMBER OR CARD NUMBER. IF YOU FEEL THAT  YOU  ARE  A  VICTIM  OF  FRAUD,
CONTACT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT."
  (B)  NOTICE  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL BE PROVIDED AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) WHERE A PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION  HAS
AN  ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN, NOTICE MAY BE GIVEN ON SUCH SCREEN
TO THE PURCHASER BEFORE FINALIZING PAYMENT; OR
  (II) WHERE A PERSON, FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION
DOES  NOT  HAVE  AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN OR DOES NOT WISH TO
PROVIDE NOTICE ON THEIR ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN,  NOTICE  SHALL
BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER IN THE LOCATION WHERE THE SALE OCCURS.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15036-01-0