|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to finance|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S185
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S185 (ACTIVE) - Details
S185 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers; establishes certain services shall be provided whenever railroad passengers have boarded a train and are delayed more than three hours at a train station prior to departure; creates an office of railroad consumer advocate.
S185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S185 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the general business law, in relation to creating a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers PURPOSE: Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers and an Office of the Railroad Consumer. Advocate with the NYS Consumer Protection Board. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Paragraphs C and D of subdivision 2 of section 553 of the executive law, paragraph C and amended and paragraph D as added by chap- ter 472 of the laws of 2007, are amended and a new paragraph E is added.
S185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 185 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law and the general business law, in relation to creating a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 94-a of the executive law, as added by section 21 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subparagraph 16 is added to read as follows: (14) cooperate with and assist consumers in class actions in proper cases; [and] (15) create an internet website or webpage pursuant to section three hundred ninety-c of the general business law[.]; AND (16) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE, INITIATE, INVESTIGATE, ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE AND, IF NECESSARY, REFER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ANY MATTERS OR COMPLAINTS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AS PROVIDED IN SUCH ARTI- CLE. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 14-A to read as follows: ARTICLE 14-A RAILROAD PASSENGER RIGHTS SECTION 251-N. DEFINITIONS. 251-O. CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS REGARDING RAILROAD PASSENGERS. 251-P. OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE. 251-Q. LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE. 251-R. SEVERABILITY. § 251-N. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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