The current session of the New York legislature adjourned on June 10, 2023 without any action on two bills (A. 7138 and S. 795) that would make sweeping changes to the provisions of the state’s general business law (Section 349) dealing with deceptive practices.  In addition to creating a new private right of action, the bills would greatly expand the powers of the New York attorney general. 

At the time of adjournment, the bills were pending in the Assembly Codes Committee and the Senate Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee.  The bills will be automatically reintroduced when the legislature reconvenes in January 2024.