STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 28, 2021
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
AN ACT to amend the personal property law, in relation to limiting the
amount of certain credit service charges in motor vehicle retail
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 303 of the personal property law,
2 as amended by chapter 641 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as
4 1. A retail seller may contract for in a retail [instalment] install-
5 ment contract and charge, receive and collect the credit service charge
6 authorized by this article at [the rate or rates agreed to by the retail
7 seller and the buyer] a rate not to exceed sixteen dollars per one
8 hundred dollars per annum.
9 The credit service charge authorized by this subdivision shall be
10 computed on an amount equal to the total of the difference between the
11 cash sale price of the motor vehicle and the amount of the buyer's down
12 payment and the amount of official fees, and such charge may be made on
13 the amount included in the contract for insurance as determined under
14 subdivision six of section three hundred two of this [chapter] article.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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.