senate Bill S2962

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers and the office of railroad consumer advocate

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
May 10, 2019 print number 2962a
May 10, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 31, 2019 referred to finance

S2962 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L; add Art 14-A §§251-n - 251-r, Gen Bus L

S2962 - Summary

Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers; establishes certain services shall be provided whenever railroad passengers have boarded a train and are delayed more than three hours at a train station prior to departure; creates an office of railroad consumer advocate.

S2962 - Sponsor Memo

S2962 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2962

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law  and  the  general  business  law,  in
  relation  to  creating  a  consumer  bill of rights regarding railroad
  passengers

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3
of section 94-a of the executive law, as added by section 21 of  part  A
of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subparagraph 16
is added to read as follows:
  (14)  cooperate  with  and assist consumers in class actions in proper
cases; [and]
  (15) create an internet website or webpage pursuant to  section  three
hundred ninety-c of the general business law[.]; AND
  (16) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE,
INITIATE,  INVESTIGATE,  ATTEMPT  TO RESOLVE AND, IF NECESSARY, REFER TO
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ANY MATTERS  OR  COMPLAINTS  RECEIVED  PURSUANT  TO
ARTICLE FOURTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AS PROVIDED IN SUCH ARTI-
CLE.
  §  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 14-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 14-A
                        RAILROAD PASSENGER RIGHTS
SECTION 251-N. DEFINITIONS.
        251-O. CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS REGARDING RAILROAD PASSENGERS.
        251-P. OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE.
        251-Q. LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE.
        251-R. SEVERABILITY.
  § 251-N. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08863-01-9

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L; add Art 14-A §§251-n - 251-r, Gen Bus L

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers; establishes certain services shall be provided whenever railroad passengers have boarded a train and are delayed more than three hours at a train station prior to departure; creates an office of railroad consumer advocate.

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2962A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2962--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law and the general business law, in
  relation to creating a consumer  bill  of  rights  regarding  railroad
  passengers

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  3
of  section  94-a of the executive law, as added by section 21 of part A
of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subparagraph 16
is added to read as follows:
  (14) cooperate with and assist consumers in class  actions  in  proper
cases; [and]
  (15)  create  an internet website or webpage pursuant to section three
hundred ninety-c of the general business law[.]; AND
  (16) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE,
INITIATE, INVESTIGATE, ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE AND, IF  NECESSARY,  REFER  TO
THE  ATTORNEY  GENERAL  ANY  MATTERS  OR COMPLAINTS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE FOURTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AS PROVIDED IN SUCH ARTI-
CLE.
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article  14-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 14-A
                        RAILROAD PASSENGER RIGHTS
SECTION 251-N. DEFINITIONS.
        251-O. CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS REGARDING RAILROAD PASSENGERS.
        251-P. OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE.
        251-Q. LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE.
        251-R. SEVERABILITY.

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

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