senate Bill S7568

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material and providing remedies for the violation of such prohibition

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Dec 03, 2021 referred to rules

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S7568 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-D §§18-500 - 18-504, Gen Ob L

S7568 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material; provides remedies for the violation of such prohibition.

S7568 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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