senate Bill S5882

Amended

Relates to communication service surcharges applied to Tompkins county

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 15 / Jun / 2009
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 22 / Jun / 2009
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 22 / Jun / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 5882A
  • 22 / Jun / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 22 / Jun / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 5882B
  • 30 / Jun / 2009
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.700
  • 30 / Jun / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8923B

Summary

Relates to communication service surcharges applied to Tompkins county.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5882
S5882A
S5882B
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง335, County L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S5882

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the county law, in relation to allowing the county of
Tompkins to increase the surcharge on access lines from thirty-five
cents to one dollar


PURPOSE :
To permit Tompkins County to impose a surcharge on each telephone
landline to: pay for the costs associated with obtaining, operating
and maintaining! an enhanced emergency 911 communication system.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 adds a new section 303a to the county law that would permit
Tompkins County to adopt, amend or repeal local laws to impose a
surcharge in an amount not to exceed one dollar per telephone landline
per month.

Section 2 declares that any such local law state the amount of the
surcharge, the date on, which the service supplier begins to add the
surcharge, and the date on which the enhanced 911 service is to begin.
Section 2 also states the service provider may begin billing its
customers for the surcharge prior to the date the E911 system service
is to begin.

JUSTIFICATION :
This bill is being introduced at the request of Tompkins County acting
through its board. Tompkins County anticipates installing a
fully-interoperable emergency communication system, serving all
police, fire, and EMT agencies in the county. The cost of this project
is expected to reach $33 million. In an effort to fund this project,
Tompkins County is requesting the ability to increase the telephone
surcharge imposed on landlines. If enacted into law, this act would
ensure that Tompkins County has the ability to impose a surcharge of
up to $1 on each line.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5882

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  WINNER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to allowing  the  county  of
  Tompkins  to  increase  the surcharge on access lines from thirty-five
  cents to one dollar

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The county law is amended by adding a new section 303-a to
read as follows:
  S 303-A. COUNTY OF TOMPKINS SURCHARGE FOR SYSTEM COSTS. 1.    NOTWITH-
STANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COUNTY OF TOMP-
KINS, ACTING THROUGH ITS BOARD, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO
ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL LOCAL LAWS TO IMPOSE A SURCHARGE IN AN AMOUNT NOT
TO EXCEED ONE DOLLAR PER ACCESS LINE PER MONTH ON THE CUSTOMERS OF EVERY
SERVICE  SUPPLIER  WITHIN  THE  COUNTY  OF TOMPKINS TO PAY FOR THE COSTS
ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING, OPERATING AND  MAINTAINING  THE  TELECOMMUNI-
CATION  EQUIPMENT  AND  TELEPHONE SERVICES NEEDED TO PROVIDE AN ENHANCED
911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM TO SERVE THE COUNTY OF TOMPKINS.
  2. ANY SUCH LOCAL LAW SHALL STATE THE AMOUNT  OF  THE  SURCHARGE,  THE
DATE  ON WHICH THE SERVICE SUPPLIER SHALL BEGIN TO ADD SUCH SURCHARGE TO
THE BILLINGS OF ITS CUSTOMERS AND, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE,  THE  DATE
ON WHICH SUCH E911 SERVICE IS TO BEGIN. SUCH LOCAL LAW MAY AUTHORIZE THE
SERVICE SUPPLIER TO BEGIN BILLING ITS CUSTOMERS FOR SUCH SURCHARGE PRIOR
TO THE DATE THE E911 SYSTEM SERVICE IS TO BEGIN.
  3.  ANY  SERVICE  SUPPLIER  WITHIN  THE  COUNTY  OF TOMPKINS WHICH HAS
IMPOSED A SURCHARGE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL  BE
GIVEN  A  MINIMUM OF FORTY-FIVE DAYS WRITTEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE DATE IT
SHALL BEGIN TO ADD SUCH SURCHARGE TO THE BILLINGS OF  ITS  CUSTOMERS  OR
PRIOR TO ANY MODIFICATION TO OR CHANGE IN THE SURCHARGE AMOUNT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14319-01-9

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