Issues: Telecommunications

Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES MAZIARZ NET METERING BILL

Senate Bill 6700, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, was unanimously adopted yesterday. The bill is an important component of  Senator Maziarz’s energy agenda, which is focused on growing our economy by encouraging innovation and the development of clean, renewable energy.

February 23, 2010
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February 2, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Maziarz named new Chairman of Senate Energy Committee

Statement from Senator George Maziarz:

"I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.  Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents.

January 13, 2010
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Sen. Griffo asks Public Service Commission to Urge Improved Phone Books

GRIFFO ASKS PSC TO URGE IMPROVING PHONE BOOKS FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) announced today that he has requested that the State Public Services Commission (PSC) encourage telecommunications providers in New York to make and promote phone book listings to serve an aging population and those consumers with visual impairments. 

December 24, 2009
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Report of the Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings

On October 30, 2009, the Joint Advisory Board released a report to the Legislative Leaders, pursuant to Joint Rule IV. The Joint Advisory Board is Co-Chaired By Senator José M. Serrano and its members include Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, David J. Valesky and John J. Bonacic.

November 16, 2009
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Public Meeting Tuesday in Albany Regarding Expansion of Legislative Television Channel

The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings is conducting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the current dedicated legislative television channel. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on November 17, in Room 124 of the New York State Capitol.

The Joint Advisory Board is co-chaired by Senator José M. Serrano and Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari.

November 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Public Meeting Tuesday in Albany Regarding Expansion of Legislative Television Channel

Contact: Assembly- Kevin Frazier (518)455-4474                 For Immediate Release:

               Senate- Greg Meyer (212)828-5829                          November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding to Increase Emergency Preparedness in the Town of Islip

$103,000 grant, secured by Foley, to go towards upgrading emergency communications system

October 5, 2009
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Sen. Foley's Bill to Crack Down on Bogus Auto Warranty Calls Becomes Law

Wide-spread scam targets cell phone users offering fake auto warranties

September 29, 2009
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Select Committee receives staff report on modernizing New York State's telecommunications taxes

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on Thursday received a staff report on modernizing New York State's telecommunications taxes.

The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's August 12 roundtable, notes how New York State’s telecommunications tax system is long overdue for an upgrade. The last time it received a major overhaul was nearly 15 years ago — after an appellate court ruled that the state’s Utilities Tax discriminated against interstate and foreign commerce.

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Staff Report

September 25, 2009
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Senate And Assembly Leaders Name Joint Advisory Board To Advance Expansion of Statewide Legislative TV Channel

Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Minority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb today announced their respective appointments to the Joint Advisory Board on the Broadcast of State Government Proceedings. The Joint Advisory Board will review how the Legislature can enhance the current Legislative TV Channel and provide more effective and informative programming about state government, based on the C- SPAN model. 

September 17, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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