senate Bill S7905

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing notice of certain scams when selling gift cards

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Mar 02, 2020 referred to consumer protection

S7905 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9855
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S145, A266

S7905 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7905 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7905 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7905

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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  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

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