A01580 Summary:

MLTSPNSRCook, Cymbrowitz, Galef, Ortiz, Robinson
Add S399-ccc, Gen Bus L
Prohibits the charging of additional fees for the payment of a wireless communications service bill when such payment is made in person with the assistance of in-store personnel to complete the transaction.
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A01580 Actions:

01/12/2015referred to consumer affairs and protection
01/06/2016referred to consumer affairs and protection
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A01580 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,
          CYMBROWITZ, GALEF, ORTIZ, ROBINSON -- read once and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
          charging  of additional transaction fees for the payment of a wireless
          communications service bill or mobile telephone service bill in person
          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  399-ccc to read as follows:
     3    §  399-ccc.  Imposition  of surcharge for payment of wireless communi-
     4  cations service prohibited. A wireless communications  service  supplier
     5  engaged  in the business of providing wireless communications service or
     6  mobile telephone service to customers shall not  impose  any  additional
     7  surcharge  for the face to face payment by a customer of a bill for such
     8  wireless communications service or mobile telephone service. A  face  to
     9  face payment shall mean a payment made in a store with the assistance of
    10  store personnel to complete the transaction.
    11    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    12  have become a law, and shall apply to contracts issued,  renewed,  modi-
    13  fied or amended after the effective date of this act.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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