N.Y. Financial Services Law Section 404
Powers of the financial frauds and consumer protection unit


(a)

The superintendent has authority under this article, the banking law, the insurance law and other applicable laws to investigate activities that may constitute violations subject to § 408 (Civil penalty)section four hundred eight of this article or violations of the insurance law or banking law and to develop evidence thereon.

(b)

If the financial frauds and consumer protection unit has a reasonable suspicion that a person or entity has engaged, or is engaging, in fraud or misconduct with respect to the banking law, the insurance law, the provisions of this chapter or other laws pursuant to which the superintendent has investigatory or enforcement powers, then the superintendent, in the enforcement of relevant statutes and regulations, may undertake an investigation thereon, provided, however, that the scope of authority set forth in this section shall not be deemed to otherwise limit or impair the ability of the superintendent to assist any other entity in an investigation involving a violation of law, and provided further that the responsibility and power to investigate any specific frauds or misconduct enumerated in this chapter, the banking law, the insurance law and other laws pursuant to which the superintendent has investigatory or enforcement powers shall be included under the jurisdiction of the financial frauds and consumer protection unit.

(c)

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant or authorize the financial frauds and consumer protection unit the specific powers or responsibilities of the consumer protection division of the department of state.

Source: Section 404 — Powers of the financial frauds and consumer protection unit, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/FIS/404 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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