|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1060
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S1060 - Details
S1060 - Summary
Relates to offering parental controls for internet services; allows the attorney general to bring a civil action against any internet provider that violates certain requirements.
S1060 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1060 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to offering parental controls for internet services PURPOSE: Would require Internet access providers provide "parental controls" products to parents in order to make sure children can safely and securely use the Internet. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Public Service Law by adding a new Article 12 that includes the following provisions. § 300. Definitions, This section defines "child," "Internet or any other computer network," "Internet access provider," and "interactive computer service." § 301. Parental controls. This section requires all Internet access providers to offer products or services allowing parents to control their child's use of the Internet. The products and services must allow parents the ability to block access to specific websites or domains; restrict a child's access to specific websites that are approved by the parents; and allow the parents to monitor a child's use of the Internet.
S1060 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1060 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, KRUGER, PERKINS -- 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, in relation to offering parental controls for internet services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a new article 12 to read as follows: ARTICLE 12 INTERNET PARENTAL CONTROLS SECTION 300. DEFINITIONS. 301. PARENTAL CONTROLS. 302. ENFORCEMENT. S 300. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE: 1. "CHILD" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. 2. "INTERNET OR ANY OTHER COMPUTER NETWORK" MEANS THE COMPUTER NETWORK COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE INTERNET AND ANY OTHER LOCAL, REGIONAL OR GLOBAL COMPUTER NETWORK THAT IS SIMILAR TO OR IS A PREDECESSOR OR SUCCESSOR OF THE INTERNET. 3. "INTERNET ACCESS PROVIDER" MEANS AN ENTITY THAT PROVIDES CONSUMERS WITH PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. 4. "INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE" MEANS ANY INFORMATION SERVICE, SYSTEM, OR ACCESS SOFTWARE PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES OR ENABLES COMPUTER ACCESS BY MULTIPLE USERS TO A COMPUTER SERVER, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY A SERVICE OR SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND SUCH SYSTEMS OPERATED OR SERVICES OFFERED BY LIBRARIES OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. S 301. PARENTAL CONTROLS. 1. IF AN INTERNET ACCESS PROVIDER KNOWS OR HAS REASON TO KNOW FROM REGISTRATION DATA IN ITS POSSESSION THAT A SUBSCRIBER CURRENTLY RESIDES WITHIN THIS STATE, THE PROVIDER SHALL MAKE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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