senate Bill S5882A

Amended

Relates to communication service surcharges applied to Tompkins county

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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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
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 5882--A

                       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 --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the county law, in  relation  to  communication  service
  surcharges  applied to Tompkins county and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

  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 335 to
read as follows:
  S 335. COUNTY OF TOMPKINS ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COUNTY OF
ONONDAGA ACTING THROUGH ITS LOCAL COUNTY  LEGISLATIVE  BODY,  IS  HEREBY
AUTHORIZED  AND EMPOWERED TO ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL LOCAL LAWS TO IMPOSE
A SURCHARGE, IN ADDITION TO THE SURCHARGE ESTABLISHED AND IMPOSED  UNDER
SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  THREE  OF  THE  COUNTY LAW, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO
EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE CENTS PER ACCESS LINE PER MONTH ON  THE  CUSTOMERS  OF
EVERY  SERVICE  SUPPLIER  WITHIN  SUCH MUNICIPALITY TO PAY FOR THE COSTS
ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING, OPERATING AND  MAINTAINING  THE  TELECOMMUNI-
CATION  EQUIPMENT  AND  TELEPHONE SERVICES NEEDED TO PROVIDE AN ENHANCED
911 (E911) EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM TO SERVE SUCH COUNTY.
  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  A MUNICIPALITY WHICH HAS IMPOSED A
SURCHARGE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  GIVEN  A
MINIMUM  OF  FORTY-FIVE  DAYS  WRITTEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE DATE IT SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14319-03-9

S. 5882--A                          2

BEGIN TO ADD SUCH SURCHARGE TO THE BILLINGS OF ITS CUSTOMERS OR PRIOR TO
ANY MODIFICATION TO OR CHANGE IN THE SURCHARGE AMOUNT.
  4.  THE  SURCHARGE  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE IMPOSED ON A PER ACCESS LINE BASIS ON ALL CURRENT BILLS
RENDERED FOR LOCAL EXCHANGE ACCESS SERVICE WITHIN THE 911 SERVICE AREA.
  5. NO SUCH SURCHARGE SHALL BE  IMPOSED  UPON  MORE  THAN  SEVENTY-FIVE
EXCHANGE ACCESS LINES PER CUSTOMER PER LOCATION.
  6.  LIFELINE  CUSTOMERS,  A  PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY AND ANY MUNICIPALITY
WHICH HAS ENACTED A LOCAL LAW PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM ANY SURCHARGE IMPOSED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately provided, however that:
  (a) this act shall expire and be deemed repealed 10 years  after  such
date;
  (b) the provisions of subdivision one of section 335 of the county law
as  added  by  section  one of this act shall apply to bills rendered to
communications service customers by a communications service supplier on
and after the expiration of the notice period required pursuant  to  the
provisions of subdivision three of such section; and
  (c) a service supplier may treat the address used by such supplier for
any  communications  customer  under  a service contract or agreement in
effect on the effective date of the local law imposing  such  surcharge,
as that communications customer's place of primary use for the remaining
term  of  such service contract or agreement, excluding any extension or
renewal of such service contract or agreement, for purposes of determin-
ing the taxing jurisdiction with  respect  to  taxes  on  communications
service.

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