senate Bill S8099

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the attorney general to bring an action for violation of the prohibitions concerning unlawful selling practices and specifies damages awardable

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Current Bill Status Via A1067 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1025
substituted for s8099
May 17, 2022 substituted by a1067
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.1025
Jan 25, 2022 referred to consumer protection

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S8099 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1067
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8049
2011-2012: A2213
2013-2014: S7283, A1441
2015-2016: S1629, A1354
2017-2018: S148, S2179, A1401
2019-2020: S6704, A3318

S8099 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the attorney general to bring an action for violation of the prohibitions concerning unlawful selling practices; specifies damages awardable.

S8099 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8099 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8099
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to authorizing the
   attorney general to bring an action for violation of the  prohibitions
   concerning unlawful selling practices and specifying damages awardable

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 396 of the general  business  law,
 as  amended  by  chapter  99  of the laws of 1966, is amended to read as
 follows:
   3. A. Whenever there shall be a violation of this section, an applica-
 tion may be made by the attorney general in the name of  the  people  of
 the state of New York to a court or justice having jurisdiction to issue
 an  injunction,  and  upon notice to the defendant of not less than five
 days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such violation;  and  if
 it  shall  appear  to  the satisfaction of the court or justice that the
 defendant is, in fact, violating this  section,  an  injunction  may  be
 issued  by  such court or justice, enjoining and restraining such action
 or violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been
 misled or deceived or otherwise damaged thereby.
   B. IN ADDITION TO THE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSU-
 ANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND THE AUTHORITY  GRANTED  TO  A
 RECIPIENT  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR ANY PERSON ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY  REASON  OF  A
 VIOLATION  OF  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, MAY
 BRING AN ACTION AGAINST A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVI-
 SION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO RECOVER THE GREATER OF:
   (1) ACTUAL DAMAGES; OR
   (2) UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH INSTANCE IN WHICH GOODS, WARES
 OR MERCHANDISE WERE SENT IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION
 TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   C.  IN  AN  ACTION UNDER PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE COURT MAY
 AWARD THE COSTS OF THE ACTION TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE  ATTORNEY'S  FEES
 TO A PREVAILING PLAINTIFF.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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