assembly Bill A5698B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a set grace period for the use of credit card reward points

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Current Bill Status Via S133 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Dec 10, 2021 signed chap.667
Nov 29, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.442
substituted for a5698b
Jun 07, 2021 substituted by s133b
rules report cal.442
reported
Jun 01, 2021 amend and recommit to rules 5698b
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 print number 5698a
May 19, 2021 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Feb 24, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Votes

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Apr 26, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S133
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2021

A5698 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S133
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §520-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9588, S7104

A5698 - Summary

Relates to establishing a set grace period for the use of credit card reward points when an account is modified, cancelled, closed or terminated; provides ninety days shall be provided for the use of such points from the date notice of modification, cancellation, or termination of the card is provided.

A5698 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5698
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing  a
   set grace period for the use of credit card reward points
 
   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 section
 520-e to read as follows:
   § 520-E. GRACE PERIOD FOR USE OF CREDIT CARD REWARD POINTS. 1. AS USED
 IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "CREDIT CARD POINTS" OR "POINTS" SHALL MEAN DENOMINATED UNITS THAT
 CAN BE ACCUMULATED IN AN  ACCOUNT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  A  CREDIT  CARD
 REWARD, LOYALTY, OR OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS POINTS
 OR  FOR  CERTAIN  TRAVEL-RELATED REWARDS AS MILES, WHICH ARE REDEEMABLE,
 FUNGIBLE, OR OTHERWISE EXCHANGEABLE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR REWARDS;
   (B) "REWARDS" SHALL MEAN GOODS, SERVICES, CASH, MERCHANT-SPECIFIC GIFT
 CARDS, TRAVEL BENEFITS, OR ONE OR MORE OTHER THINGS OF VALUE; AND
   (C) "REWARDS PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN A HOLDER AND AN
 ISSUER REGARDING POINTS RELATED TO AN ACCOUNT.
   2. IF  ANY  CREDIT  CARD  ACCOUNT  OR  REWARDS  PROGRAM  IS  MODIFIED,
 CANCELLED, CLOSED OR TERMINATED, THE HOLDER MUST RECEIVE NOTICE FROM THE
 ISSUER  OF  SUCH  CANCELLATION,  CLOSURE, TERMINATION OR MODIFICATION AS
 SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND IN ANY EVENT WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS OF SUCH CANCELLA-
 TION, CLOSURE, TERMINATION OR MODIFICATION. BEGINNING WITH THE  DATE  ON
 WHICH  NOTICE  IS  SENT,  THE  HOLDER  SHALL HAVE NINETY DAYS TO REDEEM,
 EXCHANGE, OR OTHERWISE USE ANY CREDIT CARD POINTS THAT THE HOLDER  ACCU-
 MULATED  AT  THE  TIME  OF  SUCH MODIFICATION, CANCELLATION, CLOSURE, OR
 TERMINATION AS PERMITTED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT OR  AGREEMENTS
 BETWEEN  THE  HOLDER  AND  THE  ISSUER WHICH IS SERVICING THE APPLICABLE
 CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT OR RELATED REWARDS PROGRAM, SUBJECT  TO  THE  AVAIL-
 ABILITY OF REWARDS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A5698A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S133
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §520-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9588, S7104

A5698A - Summary

Relates to establishing a set grace period for the use of credit card reward points when an account is modified, cancelled, closed or terminated; provides ninety days shall be provided for the use of such points from the date notice of modification, cancellation, or termination of the card is provided.

A5698A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5698--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Consumer Affairs  and  Protection  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing  a
   set grace period for the use of credit card reward points
 
   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 section
 520-e to read as follows:
   § 520-E. GRACE PERIOD FOR USE OF CREDIT CARD REWARD POINTS. 1. AS USED
 IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "CREDIT CARD POINTS" OR "POINTS" SHALL MEAN DENOMINATED UNITS THAT
 CAN BE ACCUMULATED IN AN  ACCOUNT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  A  CREDIT  CARD
 REWARD, LOYALTY, OR OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS POINTS
 OR  FOR  CERTAIN  TRAVEL-RELATED REWARDS AS MILES, WHICH ARE REDEEMABLE,
 FUNGIBLE, OR OTHERWISE EXCHANGEABLE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR REWARDS;
   (B) "REWARDS" SHALL MEAN GOODS, SERVICES, CASH, MERCHANT-SPECIFIC GIFT
 CARDS, TRAVEL BENEFITS, OR ONE OR MORE OTHER THINGS OF VALUE; AND
   (C) "REWARDS PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN A HOLDER AND AN
 ISSUER REGARDING POINTS RELATED TO AN ACCOUNT.
   2. IF  ANY  CREDIT  CARD  ACCOUNT  OR  REWARDS  PROGRAM  IS  MODIFIED,
 CANCELLED, CLOSED OR TERMINATED, THE HOLDER MUST BE PROVIDED NOTICE FROM
 THE ISSUER OF SUCH CANCELLATION, CLOSURE, TERMINATION OR MODIFICATION AS
 SOON  AS  POSSIBLE,  AND  IN  ANY  EVENT  WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF SUCH
 CANCELLATION, CLOSURE, TERMINATION OR MODIFICATION. BEGINNING  WITH  THE
 DATE  ON  WHICH  NOTICE  IS  SENT,  THE HOLDER SHALL HAVE NINETY DAYS TO
 REDEEM, EXCHANGE, OR OTHERWISE USE ANY CREDIT CARD POINTS THAT THE HOLD-
 ER ACCUMULATED AT THE TIME OF SUCH MODIFICATION, CANCELLATION,  CLOSURE,
 OR  TERMINATION  AS PERMITTED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT OR AGREE-
 MENTS BETWEEN THE HOLDER AND THE ISSUER WHICH IS SERVICING THE  APPLICA-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A5698B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S133
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §520-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9588, S7104

A5698B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a set grace period for the use of credit card reward points when an account is modified, cancelled, closed or terminated; provides ninety days shall be provided for the use of such points from the date notice of modification, cancellation, or termination of the card is provided.

A5698B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5698--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Consumer Affairs  and  Protection  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- reported and referred  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  Rules
   Committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing  a
   set grace period for the use of credit card reward points
 
   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 section
 520-e to read as follows:
   § 520-E. GRACE PERIOD FOR USE OF CREDIT CARD REWARD POINTS. 1. AS USED
 IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "CREDIT CARD POINTS" OR "POINTS" SHALL MEAN DENOMINATED UNITS THAT
 CAN BE ACCUMULATED IN AN  ACCOUNT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  A  CREDIT  CARD
 REWARD, LOYALTY, OR OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS POINTS
 OR  FOR  CERTAIN  TRAVEL-RELATED REWARDS AS MILES, WHICH ARE REDEEMABLE,
 FUNGIBLE, OR OTHERWISE EXCHANGEABLE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR REWARDS;
   (B) "REWARDS" SHALL MEAN GOODS, SERVICES, CASH, MERCHANT-SPECIFIC GIFT
 CARDS, TRAVEL BENEFITS, OR ONE OR MORE OTHER THINGS OF VALUE;
   (C) "REWARDS PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN A HOLDER AND AN
 ISSUER REGARDING POINTS RELATED TO AN ACCOUNT; AND
   (D) "MODIFIED" OR "MODIFICATION" SHALL MEAN  A  CHANGE  THAT  HAS  THE
 EFFECT  OF  ELIMINATING  POINTS, REDUCING THE VALUE OF POINTS, AFFECTING
 THE ABILITY OF A HOLDER  TO  ACCUMULATE  POINTS,  LIMITING  OR  REDUCING
 REWARDS  AVAILABILITY,  LIMITING  A HOLDER'S USE OF POINTS OR THE CREDIT
 CARD ACCOUNT, OTHERWISE DIMINISHING THE VALUE OF THE REWARDS PROGRAM  OR
 THE CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT TO THE HOLDER OR CHANGING THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE
 HOLDER WITH RESPECT TO THE REWARDS PROGRAM OR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02666-05-1