Bill Text: NY A02328 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires that a business allow a consumer to cancel a contract between the two parties using the same method that was used to enter into the contact.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-06 - print number 2328a [A02328 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02328-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, ZEBROWSKI, GALEF, ENGLE-
          COOK  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. DAVILA, DenDEKKER, D'URSO --
          read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and
          Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to methods for
          cancelling contracts
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  391-u to read as follows:
     3    §  391-u.  Method for contract cancellation.  Unless otherwise author-
     4  ized by law, rule, or regulation, any business  that  contracts  with  a
     5  consumer  shall  allow  such  consumer to cancel such contract using the
     6  same method that the business and consumer used to enter such  contract,
     7  including  but not limited to, in writing or online. For the purposes of
     8  this section, "consumer" shall mean a natural person  residing  in  this
     9  state  that  enters  into  a  contract for personal, family or household
    10  purposes.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.