senate Bill S2615B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law; authorizes a NFP to administer the program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2010 print number 2615b
May 14, 2010 amend and recommit to finance
May 03, 2010 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 08, 2010 print number 2615a
Feb 08, 2010 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 02, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to energy and telecommunications
Feb 25, 2009 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Feb 2, 2010 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S2615
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2010

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

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S2615 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2467
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-g, Pub Serv L; add §99-r, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1053, A4161, A10458
2013-2014: A4156
2015-2016: A440

S2615 - Summary

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law.

S2615 - Sponsor Memo

S2615 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2615

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law and the state finance law, in
  relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "accessible electronic information act".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-g to
read as follows:
  S 92-G. ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION; BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
1. A QUALIFIED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING  SUCH  SERVICE
SHALL  PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR ELIGIBLE
BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS. THIS SERVICE SHALL BE PLANNED FOR  CONTINUA-
TION  FROM  YEAR TO YEAR AND MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF FEDERAL AND OTHER FUNDS
AVAILABLE  BY  OBTAINING  GRANT  OR  IN-KIND  SUPPORT  FROM  APPROPRIATE
PROGRAMS AND SECURING ACCESS TO LOW-COST INTERSTATE RATES FOR TELECOMMU-
NICATIONS BY REIMBURSEMENT OR OTHERWISE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED:
  (A)  "ACCESSIBLE  ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE" MEANS NEWS AND OTHER
TIMELY INFORMATION (INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS) PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE  INDIVID-
UALS  FROM  A MULTI-STATE SERVICE CENTER, USING HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS AND
TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERSTATE ACQUISITION OF CONTENT  AND
RAPID DISTRIBUTION IN A FORM APPROPRIATE FOR USE BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS;
  (B)  "BLIND  AND  DISABLED  PERSONS"  MEANS  THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR LIBRARY LOAN SERVICES THROUGH THE LIBRARY OF  CONGRESS  AND
THE  STATE  LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PURSUANT TO
36 CFR 701.10(B);

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00928-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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S2615A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2467
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-g, Pub Serv L; add §99-r, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1053, A4161, A10458
2013-2014: A4156
2015-2016: A440

S2615A - Summary

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law.

S2615A - Sponsor Memo

S2615A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2615--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, DILAN, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MAZIARZ, SAVINO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance  with  Senate
  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "accessible electronic information act".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-g to
read as follows:
  S 92-G. ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION; BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
1.  A  QUALIFIED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SUCH SERVICE
SHALL PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR  ELIGIBLE
BLIND  AND DISABLED PERSONS. THIS SERVICE SHALL BE PLANNED FOR CONTINUA-
TION FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF FEDERAL AND  OTHER  FUNDS
AVAILABLE  BY  OBTAINING  GRANT  OR  IN-KIND  SUPPORT  FROM  APPROPRIATE
PROGRAMS AND SECURING ACCESS TO LOW-COST INTERSTATE RATES FOR TELECOMMU-
NICATIONS BY REIMBURSEMENT OR OTHERWISE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED:
  (A) "ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE" MEANS NEWS  AND  OTHER
TIMELY  INFORMATION (INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS) PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE INDIVID-
UALS FROM A MULTI-STATE SERVICE CENTER, USING HIGH-SPEED  COMPUTERS  AND
TELECOMMUNICATIONS  TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERSTATE ACQUISITION OF CONTENT AND
RAPID DISTRIBUTION IN A FORM APPROPRIATE FOR USE BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00928-03-0

Co-Sponsors

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S2615B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2467
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-g, Pub Serv L; add §99-r, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1053, A4161, A10458
2013-2014: A4156
2015-2016: A440

S2615B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law.

S2615B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2615B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2615--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PARKER, DILAN, FOLEY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MAZIARZ, MONT-
  GOMERY,  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Energy  and Telecommunications in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law and the state finance law, in
  relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "accessible electronic information act".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-g to
read as follows:
  S 92-G. ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION; BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
1. A QUALIFIED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING  SUCH  SERVICE
SHALL  PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR ELIGIBLE
BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS. THIS SERVICE SHALL BE PLANNED FOR  CONTINUA-
TION  FROM  YEAR TO YEAR AND MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF FEDERAL AND OTHER FUNDS
AVAILABLE  BY  OBTAINING  GRANT  OR  IN-KIND  SUPPORT  FROM  APPROPRIATE
PROGRAMS AND SECURING ACCESS TO LOW-COST INTERSTATE RATES FOR TELECOMMU-
NICATIONS BY REIMBURSEMENT OR OTHERWISE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED:
  (A)  "ACCESSIBLE  ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE" MEANS NEWS AND OTHER
TIMELY INFORMATION (INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS) PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE  INDIVID-
UALS  FROM  A MULTI-STATE SERVICE CENTER, USING HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00928-04-0

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