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S02543 Summary:

Add 391-u, Gen Bus L
Requires that a business allow a consumer to cancel a contract between the two parties using the same method that was used to enter into the contract.
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S02543 Memo:

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S02543 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  methods  for
          cancelling contracts

          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  391-u to read as follows:
     3    § 391-u. Method for contract cancellation.   Unless otherwise  author-
     4  ized  by  law,  rule,  or regulation, any business that contracts with a
     5  consumer shall allow such consumer to cancel  such  contract  using  the
     6  same  method that the business and consumer used to enter such contract,
     7  including but not limited to, in writing or online. For the purposes  of
     8  this  section,  "consumer"  shall mean a natural person residing in this
     9  state that enters into a contract  for  personal,  family  or  household
    10  purposes.
    11    § 2. 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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