Powers told CNN in an interview Friday that his bill would require gyms with a physical presence in New York City to allow for membership cancellations online and require gyms and other subscription businesses that auto-renew memberships to notify customers when they renew.
While Powers began working on the legislation in response to a constituent complaint a few months ago, “obviously recent events jumpstarted our efforts to try to actually get a piece of legislation, because a lot of people complained online,” he said.
Powers added that companies violating the requirements would face a financial penalty, and that he plans to introduce the measure right after Labor Day.
Ross told CNN in a statement earlier this week that “I have always been an active participant in the democratic process. … I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions. … I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”
CNN’s Brian Ries contributed to this report.