A01641 Summary:

BILL NO    A01641 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Lentol

COSPNSR    Skoufis

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S192, Ag & Mkts L

Prohibits gas stations from advertising only cash discounted prices.
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A01641 Actions:

BILL NO    A01641 

01/09/2013 referred to agriculture
01/08/2014 referred to agriculture
05/28/2014 held for consideration in agriculture
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A01641 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01641 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1641

TITLE  OF  BILL:   An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to the advertising of prices of certain petroleum products

PURPOSE  OR  GENERAL  IDEA  OF  BILL:  Prohibits  gas  stations   from
advertising only cash discounted prices.

SUMMARY  OF  SPECIFIC  PROVISIONS:  Section 192 of the agriculture and
markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a.

JUSTIFICATION:  Some gas stations deliberately  advertise  a  low  gas
price,  which  upon closer examination, proves to be exclusive to cash
customers only. This Bill standardizes  the  display  of  gas  prices,
eliminates misleading advertising, and reflects for customers the true
price  of  gas.  This  includes the scenario in which a credit card is
used. Discounts can still be offered to customers who pay cash.

This legislation protects consumers from being lured  in  by  enticing
prices,  only  to  realize  that,  without  cash-  they  are  paying a
previously undisclosed, higher  price.  With  the  enactment  of  this
legislation,  regardless  of  the method of payment, consumers know in
advance what the credit card price is. Even from a distance, the price
sign will  be  required  to  display  the  non-discounted  price.  The
surprises  upon  payment  might  include  cash discounts, but will not
present an increased price or unforeseen credit card "penalty".

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  A.10180 of 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.
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A01641 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1641

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Agriculture

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
         advertising of prices of certain petroleum products

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Section 192 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
    2  by adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
    3    5-A. A. NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION THAT SELLS OR OFFERS TO SELL AT
    4  RETAIL MOTOR FUEL FOR USE IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES IN MOTOR  VEHI-
    5  CLES OR MOTORBOATS SHALL ADVERTISE A DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR CASH PURCHASES
    6  UNLESS:
    7    (I)  SUCH  PERSON,  FIRM  OR CORPORATION ALSO ADVERTISES THE PRICE FOR
    8  CREDIT PURCHASES FOR THE SAME FUEL TYPE; AND
    9    (II) THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR CREDIT PRICES IS THE SAME  SIZE  OR  LARGER
   10  THAN THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE REDUCED CASH PURCHASE PRICE.
   11    B.  ANY  PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION WHO SHALL VIOLATE THE PROVISIONS
   12  OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE LIABLE TO A CIVIL PENALTY  OF  ONE  HUNDRED
   13  DOLLARS  FOR  EACH DAY OR PORTION THEREOF THAT THE ILLEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
   14  IS PORTRAYED TO THE CONSUMERS.
   15    S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
   16  have become a law.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04797-01-3
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