senate Bill S68

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

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S68 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-p & 399-pp, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8674
2019-2020: S3297

S68 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.

S68 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S68 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    68
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
   COMRIE, FELDER,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,
   KAPLAN,  KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER,
   PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  STAVI-
   SKY,  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 limiting  robo-
   calls to state residents and to require telephone service providers to
   offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "robocall
 prevention act".
   §  2. Section 399-p of the general business law, as amended by chapter
 581 of the laws of 1992, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 546 of  the
 laws  of  2000, subdivision 6-a as added and subdivision 8 as amended by
 chapter 176 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
   § 399-p. [Telemarketing; use] USE  of  automatic  [dialing-announcing]
 DIALING devices and placement of ROBOCALLS AND consumer telephone calls.
 1.  Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have
 the following meanings:
   (a) "automatic [dialing-announcing] DIALING device" means  [any  auto-
 matic  equipment  which  incorporates  a storage capability of telephone
 numbers to be called and is used, working alone or in  conjunction  with
 other  equipment,  to disseminate a prerecorded message to the telephone
 number called without the use of an operator]  EQUIPMENT  THAT  MAKES  A
 SERIES OF CALLS TO STORED TELEPHONE NUMBERS, INCLUDING NUMBERS STORED ON
 A LIST, EXCEPT FOR EQUIPMENT THAT REQUIRES A HUMAN TO DIAL OR PLACE EACH
 INDIVIDUAL  CALL  ONE  CALL  AT  A TIME, AND REQUIRES SUCH HUMAN TO THEN
 REMAIN ON EACH CALL;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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