Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to judiciary
|Dec 03, 2021
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7568
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7568 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7568 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7568 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general obligations law, in relation to prohibiting the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material and providing remedies for the violation of such prohibition PURPOSE: To prevent the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false mate- rial. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill creates a new Article 18-D of the General Obli- gations Law, which will create a new cause of action for public nuisance against any person that unlawfully or unreasonably knowingly or reck- lessly creates or contributes to a condition that endangers public health or safety through the promotion of content the person knew or reasonably should know is harmful, false, or unlawful. Any person, the
2021-S7568 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7568 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to prohibiting the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material and providing remedies for the violation of such prohibition THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general obligations law is amended by adding a new article 18-D to read as follows: ARTICLE 18-D KNOWING AND RECKLESS PROMOTION OF UNLAWFUL OR FALSE MATERIAL SECTION 18-500. DEFINITIONS. 18-501. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. 18-502. PUBLIC NUISANCE. 18-503. ENFORCEMENT. 18-504. PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION. § 18-500. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, BOTH "KNOW- INGLY" AND "RECKLESSLY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SECTION 15.05 OF THE PENAL LAW. § 18-501. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. NO PERSON, BY CONDUCT EITHER UNLAWFUL IN ITSELF OR UNREASONABLE UNDER ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL KNOWINGLY OR RECKLESSLY CREATE, MAINTAIN OR CONTRIBUTE TO A CONDITION IN NEW YORK STATE THAT ENDANGERS THE SAFETY OR HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE PROMOTION OF CONTENT, INCLUDING THROUGH THE USE OF ALGORITHMS OR OTHER AUTOMATED SYSTEMS THAT PRIORITIZE CONTENT BY A METHOD OTHER THAN SOLELY BY TIME AND DATE SUCH CONTENT WAS CREATED, THE PERSON KNOWS OR REASON- ABLY SHOULD KNOW: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13897-01-1 S. 7568 2
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