senate Bill S145B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing a notice of potential scams when selling gift cards

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Current Bill Status Via A266 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
repassed senate
3rd reading cal.1846
substituted for s145b
Jun 02, 2022 substituted by a266a
ordered to third reading cal.1846
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 09, 2022 print number 145b
May 09, 2022 amend and recommit to consumer protection
May 06, 2022 print number 145a
May 06, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

S145 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A266
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7905, A9855

S145 - Summary

Requires notice of potential scams when selling gift cards.

S145 - Sponsor Memo

S145 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    145
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              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  providing
   notice of certain scams when selling gift cards

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 396-i of the general business  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
   2-B.  (A)  NO  PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION
 SHALL SELL A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A PURCHASER  UNLESS,  AT  THE  LOCATION
 WHERE THE SALE OCCURS, THE FOLLOWING NOTICE IS PROVIDED:
 "PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PREPAID CARD SCAMS; INCLUDING REQUESTS RELATED TO
 LOTTERIES,  TAXES, EMPLOYMENT STATUS OR UTILITY PAYMENTS. DO NOT PROVIDE
 ANY PREPAID CARD INFORMATION TO SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW;  INCLUDING  PIN
 NUMBER  OR  CARD  NUMBER.  IF  YOU  FEEL THAT YOU ARE A VICTIM OF FRAUD,
 CONTACT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT."
   (B) NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO  PARAGRAPH  (A)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION
 SHALL BE PROVIDED AS FOLLOWS:
   (I)  WHERE A PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION HAS
 AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN, NOTICE MAY BE GIVEN ON SUCH  SCREEN
 TO THE PURCHASER BEFORE FINALIZING PAYMENT; OR
   (II)  WHERE  A  PERSON,  FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION
 DOES NOT HAVE AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN OR DOES  NOT  WISH  TO
 PROVIDE  NOTICE  ON THEIR ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM SCREEN, NOTICE SHALL
 BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER IN THE LOCATION WHERE THE SALE OCCURS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02118-01-1

S145A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A266
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7905, A9855

S145A - Summary

Requires notice of potential scams when selling gift cards.

S145A - Sponsor Memo

S145A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  145--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
   recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
   Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  providing
   notice of potential scams when selling gift cards
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 396-i of the general business  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
   2-B.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION SHALL
 SELL A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A PURCHASER  UNLESS  THE  SELLER  DISPLAYS  A
 CONSPCUOUS  NOTICE AT OR NEAR WHERE THE GIFT CERTIFICATE IS DISPLAYED OR
 AT OR NEAR THE  PHYSICAL  LOCATION  WHERE  THE  SALE  OCCURS,  THAT  (I)
 CAUTIONS  THE PURCHASER ABOUT PREPAID CARD SCAMS, AND (II) INSTRUCTS THE
 PURCHASER ON WHAT TO DO IF THEY SUSPECT THEY MIGHT BE A POTENTIAL VICTIM
 OF SUCH A SCAM.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02118-07-2


S145B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A266
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7905, A9855

S145B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires notice of potential scams when selling gift cards.

S145B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S145B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  145--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
   recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
   Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to providing
   notice of potential scams when selling gift cards
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  396-i  of the general business law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
   2-B. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION  SHALL
 SELL  A  GIFT  CERTIFICATE  TO  A PURCHASER UNLESS THE SELLER DISPLAYS A
 CONSPICUOUS NOTICE AT OR NEAR WHERE THE GIFT CERTIFICATE IS DISPLAYED OR
 AT OR NEAR THE  PHYSICAL  LOCATION  WHERE  THE  SALE  OCCURS,  THAT  (I)
 CAUTIONS  THE PURCHASER ABOUT PREPAID CARD SCAMS, AND (II) INSTRUCTS THE
 PURCHASER ON WHAT TO DO IF THEY SUSPECT THEY MIGHT BE A POTENTIAL VICTIM
 OF SUCH A SCAM.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02118-09-2


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