senate Bill S8124B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires travel insurance companies to provide refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 21, 2020 print number 8124b
May 21, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
May 19, 2020 print number 8124a
May 19, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 23, 2020 referred to consumer protection

Co-Sponsors

S8124 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10542
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §157-b, Gen Bus L

S8124 - Summary

Requires travel insurance companies to provide refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

S8124 - Sponsor Memo

S8124 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8124

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to require airlines and travel  insurance  companies  to  provide
  refunds  for  travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-
  19)

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, all
airlines and travel insurance companies shall  provide  a  full  refund,
without  any  penalty in the form of deduction of fees and regardless of
any contractual cancellation period, to any resident of the state of New
York who cancels travel due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15975-01-0

Co-Sponsors

S8124A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10542
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §157-b, Gen Bus L

S8124A - Summary

Requires travel insurance companies to provide refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

S8124A - Sponsor Memo

S8124A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8124--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  require  airlines and travel insurance companies to provide
  refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease  2019  (COVID-
  19);  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding article 10-A of the general business law,
section 3452 of the insurance law or any other provision of law  to  the
contrary,  all  travel  insurance companies shall provide a full refund,
without any penalty in the form of deduction of fees and  regardless  of
any contractual cancellation period, to any resident of the state of New
York who cancels travel due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately  provided  that the
provisions of this act shall expire and  be  deemed  repealed  upon  the
expiration  of  the  declared  state  of emergency relating to the novel
coronavirus (COVID-19); and provided, further, that  the  superintendent
of financial services shall notify the legislative bill drafting commis-
sion  upon  occurrence of the expiration of the state disaster emergency
declared by executive order number 202 and  any  further  amendments  or
modifications,  and as may be further extended pursuant to section 28 of
the executive law, in order that the commission may maintain an accurate
and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws  of  the
state  of  New  York  in  furtherance  of effectuating the provisions of
section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the  public  offi-
cers law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15975-02-0

Co-Sponsors

S8124B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10542
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §157-b, Gen Bus L

S8124B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires travel insurance companies to provide refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

S8124B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8124B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8124--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, 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 travel insur-
  ance companies providing refunds for travel cancelled due to coronavi-
  rus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon the expiration thereof

  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
157-b to read as follows:
  § 157-B. TRAVEL INSURANCE  REFUNDS.  ALL  TRAVEL  INSURANCE  COMPANIES
SHALL  PROVIDE  A  FULL  REFUND,  WITHOUT  ANY  PENALTY  IN  THE FORM OF
DEDUCTION OF FEES AND REGARDLESS OF ANY CONTRACTUAL CANCELLATION PERIOD,
TO ANY RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHO CANCELS TRAVEL DUE TO CORO-
NAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19).
  § 2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately  provided  that  the
provisions  of  this  act  shall  expire and be deemed repealed upon the
expiration of the declared state of  emergency  relating  to  the  novel
coronavirus  (COVID-19);  and provided, further, that the superintendent
of financial services shall notify the legislative bill drafting commis-
sion upon occurrence of the expiration of the state  disaster  emergency
declared  by  executive  order  number 202 and any further amendments or
modifications, and as may be further extended pursuant to section 28  of
the executive law, in order that the commission may maintain an accurate
and  timely  effective data base of the official text of the laws of the
state of New York in  furtherance  of  effectuating  the  provisions  of
section  44  of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public offi-
cers law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15975-03-0

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