senate Bill S2665

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the imposition of any charge or fee on the telephone bill of a consumer when such fee is imposed by a third party, without the consent of the consumer

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 07, 2020 signed chap.226
Sep 25, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 21, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.250
substituted for a9624
Feb 27, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2020 1st report cal.234
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 29, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.122
Jan 28, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jan 22, 2020 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S2665
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jan 22, 2020

Feb 4, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S2665
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

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S2665 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9624
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§92-d & 227-a, add §92-i, Pub Serv L; add §390-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10464
2011-2012: A3224, A10256
2013-2014: S7288, A1795
2015-2016: S1639, A392
2017-2018: S501, S7046, A2426

S2665 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the imposition of any charge or fee on the telephone bill of a consumer when such fee or charge is imposed by a third party, unless the consumer explicitly agrees to the nature and amount of such fee or charge; makes the unauthorized imposition of such a fee void and unenforceable; directs the public service commission to enforce such provisions.

S2665 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2665 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2665
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law, in
   relation to consumer protections against cramming

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 92-d of the public service
 law,  as separately amended by chapters 546 and 547 of the laws of 2000,
 is amended to read as follows:
   Each local exchange telephone company shall inform  its  customers  of
 the  provisions  of SECTION NINETY-TWO-I OF THIS ARTICLE, sections three
 hundred ninety-nine-p  [and],  three  hundred  ninety-nine-z  and  three
 hundred ninety-nine-pp of the general business law, and article ten-B of
 the  personal  property  law, as such provisions relate to the rights of
 consumers with respect to CRAMMING, telemarketers, sellers, the no tele-
 marketing sales call statewide registry and automatic dialing-announcing
 devices, by means of:
   § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-i to
 read as follows:
   § 92-I.  CRAMMING PROHIBITED. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,
 "CRAMMING"  MEANS THE INCLUSION AND IMPOSITION OF CHARGES ON THE INVOICE
 OR BILL OF A CUSTOMER FROM A TELEPHONE CORPORATION AT THE REQUEST  OF  A
 THIRD  PARTY  OR  BILLING AGGREGATOR THAT (A) WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE
 CUSTOMER, OR (B) IF AUTHORIZED,  WERE  OBTAINED  THROUGH  MISLEADING  OR
 DECEPTIVE MEANS.
   2. A CUSTOMER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CHARGES APPEARING ON THE INVOICE
 OR  BILL  OF A TELEPHONE CORPORATION THAT ARE THE RESULT OF CRAMMING. NO
 CHARGES FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED  BY  THE
 TELEPHONE CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES, A THIRD PARTY VIDEO PROVIDER WITH
 WHOM  A  TELEPHONE CORPORATION OR ITS AFFILIATE JOINTLY MARKET SERVICES,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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