senate Bill S2898

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to adverse information in credit reports of certain furloughed federal government employees

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.116
Jan 30, 2019 referred to consumer protection

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Feb 4, 2019 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S2898
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committee
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Aye
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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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Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

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S2898 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5400
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Rel §380-v to be §380-w, add §380-v, Gen Bus L

S2898 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits consumer reporting agencies from reporting adverse information in credit reports of certain furloughed federal government employees.

S2898 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2898 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2898

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 adverse  infor-
  mation  in  credit  reports  of  certain furloughed federal government
  employees

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

  Section 1. Section 380-v of the general business law, as relettered by
chapter  441  of the laws of 2014, is renumbered section 380-w and a new
section 380-v is added to read as follows:
  § 380-V. FURLOUGHED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. NO  CONSUMER  REPORTING  AGENCY
SHALL  REPORT  OR  MAINTAIN IN THE CONSUMER REPORT OR FILE OF A CONSUMER
ANY NEW ADVERSE INFORMATION ON A CONSUMER  WHO  IS  A  FEDERAL  EMPLOYEE
IMPACTED  BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FURLOUGH AS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION,
WHICH WAS OBTAINED BY THE CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY DURING SUCH FURLOUGH
PERIOD. A CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY MAY REPORT ADVERSE  INFORMATION  ON  A
CONSUMER  BEGINNING  NINETY  DAYS  AFTER  THE  END  OF A FURLOUGH PERIOD
PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH ADVERSE INFORMATION SHALL  HAVE  BEEN  DERIVED  OR
OBTAINED  DURING  THE  FURLOUGH  PERIOD.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL NOT APPLY TO ADVERSE INFORMATION DEVELOPED OR REPORTED PRIOR TO  A
FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT FURLOUGH. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY
TO NEW YORK  RESIDENTS  EMPLOYED  BY  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT  WHO  ARE
FURLOUGHED OR WHO HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED NON-PAY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND WHO
HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR REGULAR SALARY OR WAGES DUE TO A FEDERAL GOVERN-
MENT FURLOUGH WHICH LASTS AT LEAST ONE PAY PERIOD FROM THE START OF SUCH
FURLOUGH. A CONSUMER SHALL HAVE THE BURDEN OF ESTABLISHING THAT THEY ARE
A  NEW  YORK STATE RESIDENT, A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE, AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN
IMPACTED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FURLOUGH. PROOF OF NEW YORK STATE RESI-
DENCY MAY BE MADE BY A UTILITY BILL OR  DRIVER'S  LICENSE.  A  PAY  STUB
ISSUED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS SHALL BE PROOF OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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