Bill Text: NY S04020 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Prohibits telemarketers from knowingly placing unsolicited telemarketing sales calls during a state of emergency or disaster emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - SUBSTITUTED BY A117A [S04020 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04020-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4020--A
            Cal. No. 549

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    February 25, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
          reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
          retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to prohibiting
          telemarketers from knowingly placing unsolicited  telemarketing  sales
          calls during a state of emergency or disaster emergency

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 399-z of the general business  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
     3    5-a.  It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this
     4  state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call  to  any
     5  person  in  a  county,  city,  town or village under a declared state of
     6  emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four  or
     7  twenty-eight of the executive law.
     8    §  2.  Subdivision  7 of section 399-pp of the general business law is
     9  amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows:
    10    f. knowingly make an  unsolicited  telemarketing  sales  call  to  any
    11  person  in  a  county,  city,  town or village under a declared state of
    12  emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four  or
    13  twenty-eight of the executive law.
    14    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01070-03-9
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