Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to consumer protection
|Mar 20, 2019||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S4691
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S4691 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4691 SPONSOR: CARLUCCI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash PURPOSE: This bill will prohibit food-service and retail establishments from refusing to accept cash as a form of payment. It would also levy fines against establishments if they refuse cash payment. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one: The general business law is amended by adding a new section 2 396-ii which defines food-service and retail establishments and creates monetary penalties for accepting only cashless transactions. Section two sets forth an immediate effective date.
2019-S4691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4691 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 20, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 396-ii to read as follows: § 396-II. CASHLESS POLICIES PROHIBITED. A. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (I) "FOOD-SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT" SHALL MEAN AN ESTABLISHMENT WHICH GIVES OR OFFERS FOR SALE FOOD OR BEVERAGES TO THE PUBLIC FOR CONSUMPTION OR USE ON OR OFF THE PREMISES. (II) "RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT" SHALL MEAN AN ESTABLISHMENT IN WHICH CONSUMER COMMODITIES ARE SOLD, DISPLAYED OR OFFERED FOR SALE, OR WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES TO CONSUMERS AT RETAIL. B. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A FOOD-SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT OR A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT, AS POLICY, TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT PAYMENT IN CASH FROM CONSUMERS. C. A FOOD-SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT OR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT VIOLATING THIS SECTION IS LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST VIOLATION AND A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCCEEDING VIOLATION. D. THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MAY PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT AND ENFORCE THIS SECTION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10905-01-9
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