|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S154
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S154 (ACTIVE) - Details
S154 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S154 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring manufacturers of smart speakers to obtain permission from users before storing recordings PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require manufacturers of smart speakers to obtain permission from users before retaining recordings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 349-b-2 defines the following terms: a) Connected television; b) Other connected device with a voice recognition feature; c) Retained;
S154 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 154 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 requiring manufacturers of smart speakers to obtain permission from users before storing recordings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 349-b-2 to read as follows: § 349-B-2. RECORDINGS BY SMART SPEAKERS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "CONNECTED TELEVISION" MEANS A VIDEO DEVICE DESIGNED FOR HOME USE TO RECEIVE TELEVISION SIGNALS AND REPRODUCE SUCH SIGNALS ON AN INTE- GRATED, PHYSICAL SCREEN DISPLAY THAT EXCEEDS TWELVE INCHES, EXCEPT THAT THIS TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE A PERSONAL COMPUTER, PORTABLE DEVICE, OR A SEPARATE DEVICE THAT CONNECTS PHYSICALLY OR WIRELESSLY TO A TELEVISION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A SET-TOP BOX, VIDEO GAME CONSOLE, OR DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER. (B) "OTHER CONNECTED DEVICE WITH A VOICE RECOGNITION FEATURE" MEANS ANY DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH A VOICE RECOGNITION FEATURE SOLD IN THIS STATE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A WIRELESS SPEAKER AND VOICE COMMAND DEVICE SOLD IN THIS STATE WITH AN INTEGRATED VIRTUAL ASSISTANT THAT OFFERS INTERACTIVE ACTIONS AND HANDS-FREE ACTIVATION, OR A CELLULAR TELEPHONE, TABLET, OR OTHER DEVICE SOLD IN THIS STATE WITH AN INTEGRATED VIRTUAL ASSISTANT THAT OFFERS INTERACTIVE ACTIONS AND HANDS-FREE ACTI- VATION. (C) "RETAINED" MEANS SAVING, STORING, OR BOTH OF VOICE RECORDED DATA LONGER THAN THE MINIMUM TIME NECESSARY TO COMPLETE A REQUESTED COMMAND BY THE USER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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