senate Bill S4019A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to early termination of motor vehicle lease contracts

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.330
substituted for a2078a
Jun 17, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 4019a
Jun 14, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 22, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.689
Feb 25, 2019 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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May 13, 2019 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S4019
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0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

S4019 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2078
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L; amd §§337 & 341, Pers Prop L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9727

S4019 - Summary

Requires that a retail lessee shall not be liable for charges for the early termination of a retail lease agreement of a motor vehicle if he or she has deceased before the end of such lease.

S4019 - Sponsor Memo

S4019 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4019

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 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 and the personal property  law,
  in relation to early termination of motor vehicle lease contracts

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 399-zzzz of the  general  business
law,  as added by chapter 331 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Subject to federal law and regulation[,]:
  A. no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, internet,
energy, or water services shall impose a fee for  termination  or  early
cancellation  of  a  service  contract  in  the  event  the customer has
deceased before the end of such contract; AND
  B. A RETAIL LESSEE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE  OF
THE PERSONAL PROPERTY LAW, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CHARGES FOR THE EARLY
TERMINATION  OF A RETAIL LEASE AGREEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IF HE OR SHE
HAS DECEASED BEFORE THE END OF SUCH LEASE.
  § 2. Paragraphs (i), (j) and (k) of subdivision 5 of  section  337  of
the personal property law are relettered paragraphs (j), (k) and (l) and
a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
  (I)  A  STATEMENT  IN  AT LEAST EIGHT-POINT BOLD TYPE STATING THAT THE
LESSEE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE IF HE OR SHE HAS
DECEASED BEFORE THE END OF THE LEASE;
  § 3. Section 341 of the personal property law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  THERE  SHALL BE NO EARLY TERMINATION LIABILITY TO THE LESSEE IF HE
OR SHE HAS DECEASED BEFORE THE END OF SUCH LEASE.
  § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01695-01-9

S4019A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2078
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-zzzz, Gen Bus L; amd §§337 & 341, Pers Prop L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9727

S4019A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a retail lessee shall not be liable for charges for the early termination of a retail lease agreement of a motor vehicle if he or she has deceased before the end of such lease.

S4019A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4019A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4019--A
    Cal. No. 689

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT to amend the general business law and the personal property law,
  in relation to early termination of motor vehicle lease contracts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 399-zzzz of the general business
law, as added by chapter 331 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1. Subject to federal law and regulation[,]:
  A. no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, internet,
energy,  or  water  services shall impose a fee for termination or early
cancellation of a  service  contract  in  the  event  the  customer  has
deceased before the end of such contract; AND
  B.  A RETAIL LESSEE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF
THE PERSONAL PROPERTY LAW, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CHARGES FOR THE EARLY
TERMINATION OF A RETAIL LEASE AGREEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IF HE OR  SHE
HAS DECEASED BEFORE THE END OF SUCH LEASE.
  §  2.  Paragraphs  (i), (j) and (k) of subdivision 5 of section 337 of
the personal property law are relettered paragraphs (j), (k) and (l) and
a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
  (I) A STATEMENT IN AT LEAST EIGHT-POINT BOLD  TYPE  STATING  THAT  THE
LESSEE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE IF HE OR SHE HAS
DECEASED BEFORE THE END OF THE LEASE;
  §  3.  Section 341 of the personal property law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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