assembly Bill A10270

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to price gouging

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Current Bill Status Via S8189 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2020 signed chap.90
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 27, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.30
substituted for a10270
May 27, 2020 substituted by s8189
rules report cal.30
reported
May 26, 2020 reported referred to rules
reported referred to codes
Apr 08, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S8189
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committee
7
Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 26, 2020

May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8189
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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A10270 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8189
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-r, Gen Bus L

A10270 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to price gouging; prohibits price gouging for essential medical supplies and services and any other essential goods and services used to promote the health or welfare of the public.

A10270 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10270

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 8, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to price gouging

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

  Section  1.  Section  396-r of the general business law, as amended by
chapter 510 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 224
of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  § 396-r. Price gouging. 1. Legislative findings and  declaration.  The
legislature  hereby  finds that during periods of abnormal disruption of
the market caused by strikes, power failures, severe shortages or  other
extraordinary  adverse  circumstances,  some parties within the chain of
distribution of [consumer] goods have taken unfair advantage of [consum-
ers] THE PUBLIC by  charging  grossly  excessive  prices  for  essential
[consumer] goods and services.
  In  order to prevent any party within the chain of distribution of any
[consumer] goods from taking unfair advantage of [consumers] THE  PUBLIC
during abnormal disruptions of the market, the legislature declares that
the  public  interest  requires that such conduct be prohibited and made
subject to civil penalties.
  2. During any abnormal disruption of the market for  [consumer]  goods
and  services  vital and necessary for the health, safety and welfare of
consumers OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, no party within the chain  of  distrib-
ution  of  such [consumer] goods or services or both shall sell or offer
to sell any such goods or services or both for an amount  which  repres-
ents  an  unconscionably  excessive price. For purposes of this section,
the phrase "abnormal disruption of the market" shall mean any change  in
the  market,  whether  actual  or  imminently threatened, resulting from
stress of weather, convulsion of nature, failure or shortage of electric
power or other source of energy, strike, civil disorder,  war,  military
action,  national  or  local  emergency,  or  other cause of an abnormal
disruption of the market which results in the declaration of a state  of
emergency  by  the  governor. For the purposes of this section, the term
[consumer] goods and services shall [mean those]  INCLUDE  (A)  CONSUMER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets