senate Bill S2398

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the personal information of a credit or debit card holder

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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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Jan 24, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5982
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §520-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9048
2013-2014: A7284
2015-2016: A1121
2017-2018: S8388, A5243, A7915

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the personal information of a credit or debit card holder; adds zip code, e-mail address and home, cell and work telephone numbers to the personal information protected.

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2398

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  the  personal
  information of a credit or debit card holder

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 520-a of the general business law,
as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of 2007, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3. No person, firm, partnership or corporation which accepts credit or
debit  cards for the transaction of business shall require the credit or
debit card holder to write OR ELECTRONICALLY  ENTER  on  the  credit  or
debit  card transaction form, nor shall it write [or], cause to be writ-
ten, OR ELECTRONICALLY ENTERED on such form or on any attachment  there-
to,  any  personal identification information, including but not limited
to the credit or debit card  holder's  address  [or],  ZIP  CODE,  EMAIL
ADDRESS  OR  telephone  [number]  NUMBERS, INCLUDING HOME, CELL AND WORK
TELEPHONE NUMBERS, that is not required by  the  credit  or  debit  card
issuer  to  complete  the  credit  or  debit card transaction; provided,
however, that the credit or debit card holder's address,  ZIP  CODE  and
telephone  number  may  be required [on such form or attachment thereto]
where (i) such  information  is  necessary  for  shipping,  delivery  or
installation  of  purchased merchandise or for special orders; [or] (ii)
the person, firm, partnership or corporation processes credit  or  debit
card  transactions by mailing transaction forms to a designated bankcard
center for settlement; OR (III) SUCH INFORMATION IS USED SOLELY FOR  THE
DETECTION,  INVESTIGATION OR PREVENTION OF FRAUD, THEFT, IDENTITY THEFT,
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OR ENFORCEMENT OF  TERMS  OF  SALE.  NOTHING  IN  THIS
SUBDIVISION  SHALL  PREVENT  A PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WHICH ACCEPTS
CREDIT CARDS OR DEBIT CARDS FROM REQUESTING THAT A CUSTOMER  VOLUNTARILY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08693-01-9

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