|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 23, 2011||tabled|
|Sep 12, 2011||delivered to governor|
|Jun 22, 2011||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1493
substituted for s1053
|Jun 22, 2011||substituted by a4161|
ordered to third reading cal.1493
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 01, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1053Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A4161 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S1053 - Details
S1053 - Summary
Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law.
S1053 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1053 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Thousands of New Yorkers have disabilities (including blindness or visual impairment) that prevent them from using conventional print material. Low cost interstate telecommunication rates make distribution of electronic text-based information to blind or visually impaired New Yorkers both efficient and cost effective for the state. Use of this accessible electronic information service will improve the state's current efforts to meet the needs of blind and disabled citizens for access to information that is otherwise available in print, thereby reducing isolation and supporting full integration and equal access for such individuals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
S1053 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1053 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, DILAN, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MAZIARZ, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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.
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