senate Bill S7714

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of gift certificate

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2022 signed chap.6
delivered to governor
Jan 20, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.29
substituted for a8745
Jan 18, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 10, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.42
Jan 07, 2022 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 18, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S7714
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 10, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S7714
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S7714 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8745
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-i, Gen Bus L (as proposed in S.3467-B & A.4629-C)

S7714 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that a gift certificate does not include a fare payment card or electronic payment device used to pay for travel on a public transportation authority system.

S7714 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7714 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7714
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the  definition
   of gift certificate
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1  of  section  396-i  of  the
 general business law, as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2021 amend-
 ing  the  general  business  law  relating  to  fees  for gift cards, as
 proposed in legislative bills  numbers  S.  3467-B  and  A.  4629-C,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (b)  Gift  certificate  shall  not  include  (I) an electronic payment
 device linked to a deposit account or which is covered by the  exclusion
 set forth in 15 U.S.C. § 1693[I-1] L-1(a)(2)(D)(ii), (II) A FARE PAYMENT
 CARD  OR  ELECTRONIC  PAYMENT  DEVICE USED TO PAY FOR TRAVEL ON A PUBLIC
 TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SYSTEM,  or  (III)  prepaid  telephone  calling
 cards  regulated  under  section ninety-two-f of the public service law.
 Gift certificate also shall not include flexible  spending  arrangements
 as  defined in Section 106(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C.
 § 106(c)(2); flexible spending accounts subject to Section  125  of  the
 Internal  Revenue  Code,  26  U.S.C.  §  125;  Archer MSAs as defined in
 Section 220(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 220(d); depend-
 ent care reimbursement accounts subject to Section 129 of  the  Internal
 Revenue  Code,  26  U.S.C.  §  129;  health  savings accounts subject to
 Section 223(d) of the Internal Revenue Code,  26  U.S.C.  §  223(d),  as
 amended  by Section 1201 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement,
 and Modernization Act of 2003, Pub. L.  No. 108-173; or similar accounts
 from which, under the Internal Revenue Code and its  implementing  regu-
 lations,  individuals  may  pay  medical expenses, health care expenses,
 dependent care expenses, or similar expenses on  a  pretax  basis.  Gift
 certificate  also  shall  not include a prepaid discount card or program
 used to purchase identified goods or services at a price  or  percentage
 below  the normal and customary price; provided that any expiration date
 of the prepaid discount card or program  is  clearly  and  conspicuously
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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