A09011 Summary:

COSPNSRD'Urso, Ortiz, Jaffee, Mosley, McDonald, Hooper, Peoples-Stokes, Blake, Richardson, Davila, Jean-Pierre, Pichardo, Errigo, Sepulveda, Perry, Cook
MLTSPNSRGalef, Giglio, Hyndman, Simon, Wright
Add 392-aa, Gen Bus L
Requires digital blocking capability on all devices with internet capability.
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A09011 Actions:

01/12/2018referred to consumer affairs and protection
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A09011 Committee Votes:

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A09011 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A09011 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2018
        Introduced  by M. of A. DICKENS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  requiring  all
          devices with internet capability to have digital blocking capability
          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  392-aa to read as follows:
     3    § 392-aa. Devices with internet capability. 1.  For  the  purposes  of
     4  this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (a)  "device  with  internet  capability"  shall  mean a computer or a
     6  mobile device;
     7    (b) "digital blocking capability" shall mean a  way  to  make  certain
     8  material inaccessible.
     9    2.  No  device  with  internet capability shall be sold or distributed
    10  unless (a) such device contains digital blocking capability; and (b) the
    11  manufacturer does the following:
    12    (1) makes reasonable and ongoing efforts to ensure  that  the  digital
    13  content blocking capability functions properly;
    14    (2)  establishes  a  reporting  mechanism  for  owners of such devices
    15  concerning issues with the digital blocking capability functions;
    16    (3) ensure that all pornography featuring children is inaccessible  on
    17  the device;
    18    (4)  prohibit the device from accessing any hub that facilitates pros-
    19  titutions;
    20    (5) render websites known to facilitate human  trafficking  inaccessi-
    21  ble; and
    22    (6) unblock any digital content incorrectly made inaccessible within a
    23  maximum of five days from report of such from a consumer.
    24    3.  Notwithstanding subparagraphs (3), (4) and (5) of paragraph (b) of
    25  subdivision two of this section, any digital blocking capability may  be
    26  deactivated upon written request by a consumer over the age of eighteen,
    27  who  (a)  provides  verification of such; (b) has received a warning, in
    28  writing, which states the potential dangers of deactivation and (c)  has
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  paid a one-time digital access fee of twenty dollars.  Such fee shall be
     2  submitted  to  the  state  treasurer, who shall forward such fees to the
     3  office of the attorney general's human trafficking division.
     4    4.  If  a consumer requests a manufacturer to unblock filtered content
     5  and it remains blocked, he or she may seek judicial relief.
     6    5. If a consumer or a manufacturer fails to respond to a report from a
     7  consumer, a civil suit may be filed by  the  consumer  or  the  attorney
     8  general  and  may  seek  damages  of up to five hundred dollars for each
     9  piece of digital content that was reported but not subsequently blocked.
    10  The prevailing party in the civil action may seek attorneys' fees.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law.
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