Economic Liberties Applauds State Senate Passage of New York Junk Fee Prevention Act

February 6, 2024 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — In response to news that the New York State Senate has passed the New York Junk Fee Prevention Act (S7783B), The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.

“Today, the New York Senate took an important step to protect New Yorkers from deceptive junk fees,” said Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. “These fees are more than a nuisance: They cost the average family thousands of dollars per year and undermine fair competition, hurting honest local businesses. We’re thrilled to see New York State Senate remain clear-eyed on these facts and pass this common-sense bill. The New York Assembly should follow suit and pass the New York Junk Fee Prevention Act without delay.”

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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.