senate Bill S4433

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of social media websites for the purpose of debt collection

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Mar 11, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S4433 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §601, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3803
2017-2018: S3273

S4433 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of social media websites for the purpose of debt collection.

S4433 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4433 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4433

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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, in relation to prohibiting the
  use of social media websites for the purposes of collecting debts

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

  Section  1.  Section  601  of  the  general business law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12. USE A SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE AS A MEANS TO COLLECT ON A CONSUM-
ER CLAIM FROM A  DEBTOR.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "SOCIAL
NETWORKING WEBSITE" MEANS AN INTERNET-BASED SERVICE THAT ALLOWS INDIVID-
UALS  TO: (A) CONSTRUCT A PUBLIC OR SEMI-PUBLIC PROFILE WITHIN A BOUNDED
SYSTEM, CREATED BY THE SERVICE; (B) CREATE A LIST OF  OTHER  USERS  WITH
WHOM  THEY  SHARE A CONNECTION WITHIN THE SYSTEM; AND (C) VIEW AND NAVI-
GATE THEIR LIST OF CONNECTIONS AND  THOSE  MADE  BY  OTHERS  WITHIN  THE
SYSTEM.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT "SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL).
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10540-01-9

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