|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to internet and technology|
|Feb 12, 2021||referred to internet and technology|
senate Bill S4822
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits digital application distribution platforms from requiring digital application developers to exclusively make their product available on such platform, or from requiring such developer to exclusively use such platform's digital payment system on such developer's digital application.
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4822 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting certain exclusivity policies imposed by digital application distribution platforms on digital application developers PURPOSE: Prohibits the owners of digital application distribution platforms from imposing certain exclusivity policies on digital application developers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets forth applicable definitions for "digital application," "developer," "digital application distribution platform," "Special-pur- pose digital application distribution platform," and "digital payment application."
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4822 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting certain exclusivity policies imposed by digital application distrib- ution platforms on digital application developers 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 article 45 to read as follows: ARTICLE 45 DIGITAL APPLICATIONS SECTION 1500. DEFINITIONS. 1501. DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS. § 1500. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "DIGITAL APPLICATION" MEANS ANY APPLICATION SOFTWARE PROGRAM OR GROUP OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO BE DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO A COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE, TABLET, OR OTHER SIMILAR DEVICE BY AN END-USER. 2. "DEVELOPER" MEANS THE CREATOR OF A DIGITAL APPLICATION MADE AVAIL- ABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BY END-USERS THROUGH A DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIB- UTION PLATFORM OR OTHER DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM. 3. "DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM" MEANS A DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM FOR APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO A USER ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A SMARTPHONE, TABLET, COMPUTER, OR OTHER SIMILAR DEVICE. 4. "SPECIAL-PURPOSE DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM" MEANS A DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM FOR SINGLE OR SPECIALIZED CATEGORIES OF DIGITAL APPLICATIONS, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO AN END-USER ON SPECIAL-PURPOSE HARDWARE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A GAMING CONSOLE, MUSIC PLAYER, OR OTHER SIMILAR SPECIAL-PURPOSE DEVICE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.