senate Bill S771

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Bans paper receipts for certain purchases and requiring businesses to provide proof of purchase electronically

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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

S771 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 16 §§27-1601 - 27-1607, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6090

S771 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Bans paper receipts for certain purchases and requires businesses to provide proof of purchase electronically, unless a proof of purchase is otherwise required by state or federal law.

S771 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S771 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    771
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   banning  paper receipts for certain purchases and requiring businesses
   to provide proof of purchases electronically
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new title 16 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 16
                          PAPER RECEIPT REDUCTION
 SECTION 27-1601. DEFINITIONS.
         27-1603. PAPER RECEIPT BAN.
         27-1605. VIOLATIONS.
         27-1607. PREEMPTION OF LOCAL LAW.
 § 27-1601. DEFINITIONS.
   AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
   1.  "BUSINESS"  MEANS A COMPANY THAT ACCEPTS PAYMENT THROUGH CREDIT OR
 DEBIT TRANSACTIONS. "BUSINESS" DOES NOT INCLUDE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
   2. "CONSUMER" MEANS A PERSON WHO PURCHASES, AND  DOES  NOT  OFFER  FOR
 RESALE, FOOD, ALCOHOL, OTHER TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR SERVICES.
   3.  "ELECTRONIC  FORM"  INCLUDES,  BUT  IS NOT LIMITED TO, A FORM SENT
 THROUGH EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE.
   4. "INVOICE" MEANS AN ITEMIZED LIST  OF  GOODS  OR  SERVICES  PROVIDED
 BEFORE  OR AFTER THE POINT OF SALE THROUGH A CONTRACT STATING THE AMOUNT
 DUE.
   5. "PROOF OF PURCHASE" MEANS A RECEIPT FOR THE RETAIL  SALE  OF  FOOD,
 ALCOHOL,  OR  OTHER  TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR FOR THE PROVISION OF
 SERVICES, PROVIDED AT THE  POINT  OF  SALE,  BUT  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  AN
 INVOICE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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