senate Bill S185

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers and the office of railroad consumer advocate

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to finance

S185 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6868
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L; add Art 14-A §§251-n - 251-r, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2962

S185 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a consumer bill of rights regarding railroad passengers; establishes certain services shall be provided whenever railroad passengers have boarded a train and are delayed more than three hours at a train station prior to departure; creates an office of railroad consumer advocate.

S185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    185
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law  and  the  general  business  law,  in
   relation  to  creating  a  consumer  bill of rights regarding railroad
   passengers

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3
 of section 94-a of the executive law, as added by section 21 of  part  A
 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, are amended and a new subparagraph 16
 is added to read as follows:
   (14)  cooperate  with  and assist consumers in class actions in proper
 cases; [and]
   (15) create an internet website or webpage pursuant to  section  three
 hundred ninety-c of the general business law[.]; AND
   (16) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE,
 INITIATE,  INVESTIGATE,  ATTEMPT  TO RESOLVE AND, IF NECESSARY, REFER TO
 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ANY MATTERS  OR  COMPLAINTS  RECEIVED  PURSUANT  TO
 ARTICLE FOURTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AS PROVIDED IN SUCH ARTI-
 CLE.
   §  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 14-A
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14-A
                         RAILROAD PASSENGER RIGHTS
 SECTION 251-N. DEFINITIONS.
         251-O. CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS REGARDING RAILROAD PASSENGERS.
         251-P. OFFICE OF THE RAILROAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE.
         251-Q. LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE.
         251-R. SEVERABILITY.
   § 251-N. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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