1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 26: Miscellaneous


Section 399-ZZZZ Prohibition of certain fee charges for termination or early cancellation

General Business (GBS)

Prohibition of certain fee charges for termination or early cancellation. 1. Subject to federal law and regulation:

  a. no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, internet, energy, or water services shall impose a fee for termination or early cancellation of a service contract in the event the customer has deceased before the end of such contract; and

  b. a retail lessee, as defined in section three hundred thirty-one of the personal property law, shall not be liable for charges for the early termination of a retail lease agreement of a motor vehicle if he or she has deceased before the end of such lease.

  2. Every violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars.