assembly Bill A629A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2020 amended on third reading 629a
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.29
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 11, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 09, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.274
May 07, 2019 reported
Apr 30, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A629 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7165

A629 - Summary

Prohibits any business from charging a price for goods on the basis of a person's gender; civil penalties.

A629 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   629

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, WALLACE, MOSLEY, MAGNARELLI, ORTIZ, SIMON,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  WALKER,  BENEDETTO,  CRESPO,  GLICK, DE LA ROSA, D'URSO,
  PHEFFER AMATO, HYNDMAN, GOTTFRIED, BLAKE, RIVERA, DICKENS,  SEAWRIGHT,
  WEPRIN, L. ROSENTHAL, COLTON, SOLAGES, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by
  --  M.  of A. GALEF, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

  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
391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. CHARGING A PRICE FOR GOODS ON THE BASIS OF GENDER PROHIBITED.
1. (A) NO BUSINESS SHALL CHARGE A PRICE FOR  GOODS  OF  A  SUBSTANTIALLY
SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND ON THE BASIS OF A PERSON'S GENDER.
  (B)  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "SUBSTAN-
TIALLY SIMILAR OR LIKE KIND" SHALL BE INTERPRETED TO MEAN SUCH GOODS:
  (I) SHARE THE SAME BRAND;
  (II) SHARE THE SAME FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS; AND
  (III) SHARE NINETY PERCENT OF THE SAME MATERIALS OR INGREDIENTS.
  (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "GOODS" SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I) ANY FOOD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW; OR
  (II)  GOODS SOLD BY A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH
F OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE VEHICLE  AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  2. NOTHING IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT:
  (A)  PRICE  DIFFERENCES  BASED  SPECIFICALLY  ON THE LABOR, MATERIALS,
TARIFFS, OR OTHER GENDER-NEUTRAL REASONS FOR HAVING INCREASED  COST  FOR
PROVIDING SUCH GOODS; OR

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

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A629A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7165

A629A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any business from charging a price for goods on the basis of a person's gender; civil penalties.

A629A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 629--A
                                                         Cal. No. 29

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, WALLACE, MOSLEY, MAGNARELLI, ORTIZ, SIMON,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  WALKER,  BENEDETTO,  CRESPO,  GLICK, DE LA ROSA, D'URSO,
  PHEFFER AMATO, HYNDMAN, GOTTFRIED, BLAKE, RIVERA, DICKENS,  SEAWRIGHT,
  WEPRIN,  L. ROSENTHAL,  COLTON,  SOLAGES,  MONTESANO, GRIFFIN, STIRPE,
  WILLIAMS, CRUZ, FERNANDEZ, REYES, McMAHON, SIMOTAS,  ASHBY  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. GALEF, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  on  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to prohibiting
  businesses from charging a price for goods on the basis of gender

  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
391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. CHARGING A PRICE FOR GOODS ON THE BASIS OF GENDER PROHIBITED.
1.  (A)  NO  BUSINESS  SHALL  CHARGE  A  PRICE FOR GOODS ON THE BASIS OF
GENDER.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "GOODS" SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I) ANY FOOD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE
AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW; OR
  (II)  GOODS SOLD BY A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH
F OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE VEHICLE  AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  (C)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "BUSINESS" SHALL INCLUDE ANY
BUSINESS THAT SELLS GOODS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR  ENTITY,  INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, RETAILERS, SUPPLIERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS.
  2. NOTHING IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT:

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