Bill Text: NY A06756 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Exempts businesses and professional services from certain telemarketing restrictions during a state of emergency; allows such persons to make telemarking sales calls.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-05-20 - print number 6756a [A06756 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A06756-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6756--A

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 29, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CUSICK, WALSH, PALMESANO, GRIFFIN, SIMPSON --
          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 telemarketing
          calls during a state of emergency

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

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  5-a of section 399-z of the general business
     2  law, as added by chapter 680 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    5-a.  It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this
     5  state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call  to  any
     6  person  in  a  county,  city,  town or village under a declared state of
     7  emergency or disaster emergency as described in [sections] section twen-
     8  ty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law;   provided, however,  that
     9  the  telemarketing restrictions pursuant to this section shall not apply
    10  to any business or professional service that has been  deemed  essential
    11  by an executive order.
    12    §  2.  Paragraph  f  of subdivision 7 of section 399-pp of the general
    13  business law, as added by chapter 680 of the laws of 2019, is amended to
    14  read as follows:
    15    f. knowingly make an  unsolicited  telemarketing  sales  call  to  any
    16  person  in  a  county,  city,  town or village under a declared state of
    17  emergency or disaster emergency as described in [sections] section twen-
    18  ty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law;  provided,  however,  that
    19  the  telemarketing restrictions pursuant to this section shall not apply
    20  to any business or professional service that has been  deemed  essential
    21  by an executive order.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10571-02-1
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