assembly Bill A3173

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires persons offering weight loss services to provide notice of certain weight loss and dieting information

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2021 referred to consumer protection
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.109
Feb 09, 2021 reported
Feb 02, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 22, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A3173 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3764
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 30-B §§641 - 645, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3302
2011-2012: A1953
2013-2014: A6259
2015-2016: A6010
2017-2018: A6767
2019-2020: A6884, S8876

A3173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires persons selling or offering to sell weight loss services or weight loss products to provide consumers with a weight loss and dieting information notice; sets forth such notice shall include the dangers of rapid weight loss, dieting information, and risks associated with certain medications used with weight loss programs; delineates deceptive practices; provides for penalties, including fines and injunctions (view more) further provides for attorney general enforcement.

A3173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3173
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. COOK, ZEBROWSKI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
   COLTON, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, GLICK, J. RIVERA, SIMON, SOLAGES -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to requiring
   persons offering weight loss services to  provide  notice  of  certain
   risks
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
 30-B to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 30-B
                           WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES
 SECTION 641. WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.
         642. WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES; NOTICE.
         643. DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.
         644. LOCAL REGULATION.
         645. PENALTIES.
   § 641. WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES AND PRODUCTS. FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 ARTICLE:
   1. "WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES" SHALL MEAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIV-
 ITIES,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO, RECOMMENDING THE USE OF WEIGHT
 LOSS PRODUCTS, WHICH HAVE THE PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  HELPING  INDIVIDUALS
 REDUCE  BODY  WEIGHT.    WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES DOES NOT INCLUDE PROVIDING
 INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING INDIVIDUAL WEIGHT LOSS  PRODUCTS  IF
 THE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION IS NOT ALSO ENGAGED IN COUNSELING ACTIV-
 ITIES.
   2.  "WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS" SHALL MEAN ANY FOODS, INGREDIENTS OR COMPO-
 NENTS OF FOODS, NUTRITIONAL FORMULAS OR SUPPLEMENTS, DRUGS, EQUIPMENT OR
 ANY OTHER PRODUCTS SOLD OR OFFERED FOR THE PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  HELPING
 INDIVIDUALS REDUCE BODY WEIGHT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07791-01-1