|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2019||committed to rules|
|May 20, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|May 15, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|May 14, 2019||1st report cal.690|
|Mar 14, 2019||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S4555
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4555 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4555 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the consumer litigation funding act to promote consumer protections related to consumer litigation funding transactions; provides for contract requirements, including that the contract contain a no penalty provision for the pre-payment of the funded amount prior to the settlement of his or her case; makes related provisions.
S4555 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4555 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to consumer litigation funding PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill establishes provisions to regulate the Consumer Litigation Funding Industry in New York State. This bill may be cited as the "Consumer Litigation Funding Act". SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 relates the short title of the bill. Section 2 clarifies the legislative intent. Section 3 amends the general business law by adding a new article, 39-H, which specifies guidelines of regulation as follows: 899-ccc: provides definitions
S4555 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4555 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, ORTT -- 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 consumer liti- gation funding THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "consumer litigation funding act". § 2. Legislative intent. In an effort to promote consumer protections related to consumer litigation funding transactions, this act estab- lishes that such transactions should be subject to state regulation and sets forth requirements regarding disclosure, licensing, funding company and attorney responsibilities and limitations, violations and other items. § 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 39-H to read as follows: ARTICLE 39-H THIRD PARTY LITIGATION FINANCING SECTION 899-CCC. DEFINITIONS. 899-DDD. CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS; RIGHT OF RESCISSION. 899-EEE. PROHIBITIONS AND CHARGE LIMITATIONS. 899-FFF. CONTRACTED AMOUNTS. 899-GGG. DISCLOSURES. 899-HHH. VIOLATIONS. 899-III. ASSIGNABILITY; LIENS. 899-JJJ. EFFECT OF COMMUNICATION ON PRIVILEGES. 899-KKK. REGISTRATION. 899-LLL. REPORTING. 899-MMM. SEVERABILITY. § 899-CCC. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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