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BRONX, NY State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his 21st Annual Black History breakfast at Villa Barone Manor on Saturday.  Hundreds of guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast and musical entertainment from the Reverend Nathaniel Tyler Lloyd Legacy Choir of Trinity Baptist Church.

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(Albany, NY) –  Senator Michael Gianaris introduced legislation that would reform Miranda rights in New York State for juveniles. The bill would require police officers to provide a plain language description of Miranda rights to juvenile defendants under the age of 18 and receive their affirmative consent before proceeding. 

 

senate Bill S6777

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours

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Feb 19, 2016 referred to higher education

S6777 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8717
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7802 & 7801, Ed L

S6777 - Summary

Relates to expanding the definition of massage therapy to include additional related services and to require the licensee of a massage therapy location to be on premises at all times during business hours.

S6777 - Sponsor Memo

S6777 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6777

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  expanding  the  defi-
  nition  of  massage  therapy  to  include other related services   and
  requiring the licensee of a massage therapy location be on  the  prem-
  ises at all times during business hours

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 7802 of the education law, as  amended  by  chapter
230 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  S  7802.  Practice  of  massage  therapy  and  use of title "masseur",
"masseuse" or "massage therapist" or  the  term  "massage"  or  "massage
therapy". 1. Only a person licensed or authorized pursuant to this chap-
ter shall practice massage therapy and only a person licensed under this
article  shall  use  the  title "masseur", "masseuse" or "massage thera-
pist". No person,  firm,  partnership  or  corporation  claiming  to  be
engaged  in  the  practice  of  massage  or massage therapy shall in any
manner describe, advertise, or place any advertisement for  services  as
defined in section seventy-eight hundred one of this article unless such
services  are  performed  by a person licensed or authorized pursuant to
this chapter.
  2. THE LICENSEE OF A MASSAGE THERAPY LOCATION SHALL BE ON THE PREMISES
AT ALL TIMES DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND ONLY A PERSON LICENSED OR AUTHOR-
IZED TO PRACTICE MASSAGE THERAPY, BODY MASSAGE OR  MASSAGE  PURSUANT  TO
THIS CHAPTER SHALL CONDUCT ANY FORM OF PHYSICAL TOUCHING OF CUSTOMERS.
  S  2.  Section 7801 of the education law, as amended by chapter 230 of
the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7801. Definition of practice of massage therapy. The practice of the
profession of massage therapy is  defined  as  engaging  in  applying  a
scientific  system  of  activity  to the muscular structure of the human
body by means of stroking, kneading,  tapping  and  vibrating  with  the
hands  or  vibrators for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circu-
lation. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING  PRACTICES  SHALL
CONSTITUTE  THE  PRACTICE  OF MASSAGE OR MASSAGE THERAPY AND MAY ONLY BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

senate Bill S6776

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to massage therapist locations that promote prostitution and/or practice massage therapy without a professional license

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Feb 19, 2016 referred to judiciary

S6776 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9045
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §228-a, RP L

S6776 - Summary

Relates to massage therapist locations that promote prostitution and/or practice massage therapy without a professional license.

S6776 - Sponsor Memo

S6776 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6776

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to massage  therapist
  locations  that  promote  prostitution and/or practice massage therapy
  without a license

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
228-a to read as follows:
  S 228-A.  TENANT  LOCATION  USED  AS  AN  UNLICENSED  MASSAGE  THERAPY
LOCATION  AND/OR  MASSAGE THERAPY THAT PROMOTES PROSTITUTION. A LANDLORD
SHALL TERMINATE A TENANCY AND EVICT A  TENANT  WHO  OPERATES  A  MASSAGE
THERAPIST  LOCATION  ON  THE  LANDLORD'S  PROPERTY  WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF
NOTIFICATION TO THE LANDLORD  BY  A  CITY  OR  STATE  AGENCY  THAT  SUCH
TENANT'S MASSAGE THERAPIST LOCATION:
  1.  PRACTICES MASSAGE THERAPY WITHOUT A PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
LICENSE IN VIOLATION OF SECTION SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWELVE OF  THE
EDUCATION LAW; AND/OR
  2. PROMOTES PROSTITUTION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 230.15, 230.19, 230.20,
230.25, 230.30 OR 230.32 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13086-04-5

senate Bill S6775

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the duty of landlords to verify the licensure of massage therapist tenants

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 19, 2016 referred to judiciary

S6775 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9046
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-h, RP L

S6775 - Summary

Relates to the duty of landlords to verify the licensure of massage therapist tenants; subjects landlords to a civil penalty for failure to so verify.

S6775 - Sponsor Memo

S6775 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6775

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to the duty of  land-
  lords to verify the licensure of massage therapist tenants

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
235-h to read as follows:
  S  235-H.  DUTY  OF LANDLORDS TO VERIFY LICENSURE OF MASSAGE THERAPIST
TENANTS. 1. PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO A RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH AN INDIVIDUAL
WHO INTENDS TO ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY, AS DEFINED  BY
SECTION  SEVENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, FOR HIRE IN THE
SPACE THAT IS SUBJECT TO SUCH RENTAL AGREEMENT, A  LANDLORD  SHALL  HAVE
THE  DUTY TO VERIFY THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL IS LICENSED TO PRACTICE MASSAGE
THERAPY PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
A LANDLORD SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE SATISFIED THE  VERIFICATION  REQUIRE-
MENT  OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF SUCH LANDLORD OBTAINS AND RETAINS A COPY OF
A VALID LICENSE ISSUED TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL BY THE STATE BOARD FOR MASSAGE
THERAPY.
  2. IF A TENANT WHO ENGAGES IN THE PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY FOR HIRE
IN THE SPACE THAT IS SUBJECT TO A RENTAL AGREEMENT IS  FOUND  GUILTY  OF
VIOLATING  SECTION 230.20, 230.25, 230.30 OR 230.32 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR
SECTION SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, THE LAND-
LORD OF SUCH TENANT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS IF IT IS SHOWN BY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT SUCH LANDLORD FAILED
TO  VERIFY  THAT  SUCH  TENANT  IS  LICENSED TO PRACTICE MASSAGE THERAPY
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13093-02-5

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