senate Bill S1367

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure terms relating to prepaid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increases fines for violations of disclosure requirements

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Jan 11, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1367 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-f, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3730
2015-2016: S949
2017-2018: S3455
2019-2020: S2065

S1367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires disclosure terms relating to pre-paid calling cards to be provided in languages other than English and increases fines for violations of disclosure requirements.

S1367 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1367
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring disclo-
   sure  terms  relating  to  prepaid  calling  cards  to  be provided in
   languages other than English and increasing fines  for  violations  of
   disclosure requirements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 92-f of the public service law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
   3-A. A. IF A LANGUAGE OR LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH  IS  USED  ON  A
 PREPAID  TELEPHONE  CALLING  CARD,  ITS  PACKAGING,  OR IN POINT OF SALE
 ADVERTISING, OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO A PREPAID CALLING  CARD
 OR  PREPAID  TELEPHONE CALLING SERVICE, ALL DISCLOSURE REQUIRED PURSUANT
 TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PROVIDED IN THE SAME LANGUAGE
 OR  LANGUAGES,  IN  ADDITION  TO  ENGLISH.  ALL  NON-ENGLISH  DISCLOSURE
 PROVISIONS  SHALL BE CLEARLY PRINTED IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS LOCATION
 ON THE CALLING CARD ITSELF, OR IF THE CALLING CARD IS PACKAGED IN OPAQUE
 PACKING, ON THE PACKAGING.
   B. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "PROMOTIONAL  MATERIAL"  INCLUDES  ALL
 MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE COMPANY THAT PROVIDES PREPAID CALLING SERVICES
 THROUGH  PREPAID  CALLING  CARDS  AND  ANY  SIGNS  FOR DISPLAY BY RETAIL
 MERCHANTS OR ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL  THAT  IS  PREPARED  AT  THE
 DIRECTION OF THE PREPAID CALLING SERVICE.
   C.  IF  THE  CALLING CARD IS PURCHASED ON THE INTERNET, THE DISCLOSURE
 REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE DISPLAYED IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS  LOCATION  ON
 THE  WEBSITE  THROUGH  WHICH  THE  CALLING  CARD IS PURCHASED, INCLUDING
 INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO ANY LINK WITH SUCH DISCLOSURES, PRIOR  TO
 PURCHASING THE SERVICES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03277-01-1

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