Bill Text: NY A03911 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires dealers to disclose information regarding fees for updating maps on global positioning systems installed in motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A03911 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03911-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3911
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DenDEKKER  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring deal-
          ers to disclose information regarding fees for updating maps on global
          positioning systems installed in motor vehicles
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 396-qq of the general business
     2  law, as added by chapter 553 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    3.  Whenever  a  dealer  sells or leases a motor vehicle with a global
     5  positioning system (GPS) installed in such  motor  vehicle,  the  dealer
     6  shall  inform the purchaser or lessee of the need to periodically update
     7  the maps of the global positioning system and the dealer  shall  provide
     8  either the current amount it will cost the purchaser or lessee to update
     9  the  maps,  or  a good faith estimate of the amount of such charges. The
    10  dealer shall set forth on such sales contract or lease agreement or on a
    11  separate document to  be  initialled  by  the  purchaser  or  lessee  in
    12  conspicuous  boldface  type, the following disclosure: "THE AMOUNT INDI-
    13  CATED ON THIS SALES CONTRACT OR LEASE AGREEMENT FOR UPDATED GLOBAL POSI-
    14  TIONING SYSTEM MAP FEES IS  THE  CURRENT  COST  FOR  UPDATE  ON  DAY  OF
    15  SALE/LEASE OR AN ESTIMATE OF FUTURE COST."
    16    4.  Where a violation of this section is alleged to have occurred, the
    17  attorney general may apply in the name of the people of the state of New
    18  York to the supreme court of the state of New York within  the  judicial
    19  district  in which such violation is alleged to have occurred, on notice
    20  of five days, for an order enjoining or restraining the  continuance  of
    21  such  violation.  In  any  such  proceeding the court may impose a civil
    22  penalty in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars and order resti-
    23  tution to aggrieved consumers.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07822-01-9
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