senate Bill S2679

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 06, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 05, 2019 1st report cal.220
Jan 28, 2019 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Mar 5, 2019 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S2679
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2019

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S2679 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8787

S2679 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any business from charging a price for goods of a substantially similar or like kind on the basis of a person's gender.

S2679 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2679

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAYER, BRESLIN, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, LIU, MAY
  -- 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  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
  (B) A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT FROM PASSING THROUGH A PRICE TO THE CONSUM-
ER  THAT  IS  SET BY A MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT A
RETAILER CANNOT CONTROL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01137-01-9

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