senate Bill S3240

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of "protected consumer"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Feb 05, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S3240 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§380-a & 380-u, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6254, A8619
2017-2018: S3583, A2763

S3240 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to defining a "protected consumer" as an individual who is under the age of eighteen years.

S3240 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3240 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 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  definition
  of "protected consumer"


  Section 1. Subdivision (o) of section 380-a of  the  general  business
law,  as added by chapter 441 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
  (o) The term "protected consumer" means an individual who is under the
age of [sixteen] EIGHTEEN years at the time a request for the  placement
of a security freeze is made.
  §  2.  Paragraph  2 of subdivision (f) of section 380-u of the general
business law, as amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 2015, is amended to
read as follows:
  (2) Provide to the consumer credit reporting agency: (i) in  the  case
of  a  request  by the protected consumer: (A) proof that the sufficient
proof of authority for the protected consumer's representative to act on
behalf of the  protected  consumer  is  no  longer  valid  or  that  the
protected  consumer  has attained the age of [sixteen] EIGHTEEN; and (B)
sufficient proof of identification of the protected consumer; or (ii) in
the case of a request by the representative of a protected consumer: (A)
sufficient proof of identification of the  protected  consumer  and  the
representative;  and  (B) sufficient proof of authority to act on behalf
of the protected consumer;  and  (C)  payment  to  the  consumer  credit
reporting  agency  of  a  fee, if any, as provided in subdivision (h) of
this section.
  § 3. 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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