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A04809 Summary:

COSPNSRCook, Mosley, Colton, Steck
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Perry
Ren 399-dd to be 676, add 677, redes 676 & 677 to be Art 32-A, add Art head, Gen Bus L
Authorizes a parent access to retrieve and view text messages on a minor child's telephone and authorizes a telephone company to charge an additional fee for such access.
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A04809 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 3, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. TITUS, COOK, MOSLEY, COLTON, STECK -- Multi-Spon-
          sored  by  -- M.  of A. ARROYO, PERRY -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  authorizing  a
          parent  access  to  retrieve and view text messages on a minor child's

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  399-dd  of the general business law, as added by
     2  chapter 487 of the laws of 2006, is renumbered section  676  and  a  new
     3  section 677 is added to read as follows:
     4    §  677.  Contract  option to view child's text messages. 1. A contract
     5  between a telephone company and a customer shall offer the customer  the
     6  option to retrieve and view text messages that are sent from or received
     7  by  the  customer's minor child's telephone. The contract may include an
     8  additional fee for this option.
     9    2. For the purposes of this section, the  terms  "telephone  company",
    10  "telephone",  and  "customer" shall have the same meaning as in subdivi-
    11  sion one of section six hundred seventy-six of this article.
    12    § 2. Sections 676 and 677 of the general business law, section 676  as
    13  renumbered  and  section  677  as  added by section one of this act, are
    14  designated article 32-A and a new article heading is added  to  read  as
    15  follows:
    16                         TELEPHONE RECORDS AND ACCESS
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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