senate Bill S192

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to warranties and protections for purchasers of new and used motor vehicles

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 23, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.103
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection


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Jan 19, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

aye wr (2)


S192 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§198-a, 198-b & 198-c, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8352
2015-2016: A1834
2017-2018: A538
2019-2020: S4427, A3686

S192 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides certain warranties and protections for purchasers of new and used motor vehicles; includes commercial and business purchasers under the Lemon law.

S192 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S192 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 warranties  and
   protections for purchasers of new and used motor vehicles

   Section 1. Paragraphs 1 and 5 of subdivision (a) of section  198-a  of
 the  general  business law, paragraph 1 as amended by chapter 530 of the
 laws of 1990, paragraph 5 as added by chapter 799 of the laws  of  1986,
 are amended to read as follows:
   (1)  ["Consumer"] "PURCHASER" means the purchaser, lessee or transfer-
 ee, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle which is  used
 primarily  for  personal, family or household, OR COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS
 purposes and any other person entitled by the terms of  the  manufactur-
 er's warranty to enforce the obligations of such warranty;
   (5) "Lessee" means any [consumer] PURCHASER who leases a motor vehicle
 pursuant  to a written lease agreement which provides that the lessee is
 responsible for repairs to such motor vehicle.
   § 2. Subdivision (b) of section 198-a of the general business law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  279 of the laws of 1989, paragraph 1 as amended by
 chapter 217 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
   (b) (1) If a new motor vehicle which is sold and  registered  in  this
 state  does not conform to all express warranties during the first eigh-
 teen thousand miles of operation or  during  the  period  of  two  years
 following  the  date  of  original delivery of the motor vehicle to such
 [consumer] PURCHASER, whichever is  the  earlier  date,  the  [consumer]
 PURCHASER  shall  during such period report the nonconformity, defect or
 condition to the manufacturer, its agent or its  authorized  dealer.  If
 the  notification  is received by the manufacturer's agent or authorized
 dealer, the agent or dealer shall  within  seven  days  forward  written
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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