senate Bill S1767

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for unlisted telephone numbers without charge for victims of domestic violence for whose benefit an order of protection has been issued

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S1767 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง91, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5527

S1767 - Bill Texts

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Provides for unlisted telephone directory numbers without charge, for victims of domestic violence for whose benefit an order of protection has been issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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BILL NUMBER:S1767

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to providing for unlisted
telephone numbers without charge for certain victims of domestic
violence

PURPOSE:
This bill would allow for unlisted telephone numbers without charge
for victims of domestic violence for whose benefit an order of
protection has been issued.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 7 of the bill would amend Section 91 of the public Service
Law to provide victims of domestic violence for whose benefit an
order of protection has been issued, other than a temporary order of
protection, for the duration of such order, an unlisted telephone
number from any directory of telephone numbers published by it or any
and a affiliated companies, free of charge.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill corrects an existing discrepancy regarding orders of
protection and victims of domestic violence. Our State has a duty,
under the "Parent patre mantra", to protect those citizens seeking
refuge and protection against their aggressors. Allowing aggressors
to obtain unlisted/non private telephone numbers of their victims to
harass, intimidate and sometimes coerce the victim circumvent the
purpose of an order of protection. Recent reports that 44% of the
women killed between 2003 and 2005 died at the hands of their
boyfriends or spouses. That means that nearly half of all the women
murdered in the city are killed by their intimate partners.

This proposed Amendment would provide the help that victims still need.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: Referred to Energy and Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
One hundred twenty days.

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

                                  1767

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law, in relation to providing for
  unlisted telephone numbers  without  charge  for  certain  victims  of
  domestic violence

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

  Section 1. Section 91 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. EVERY LOCAL EXCHANGE TELEPHONE CORPORATION SHALL, WHERE AN ORDER OF
PROTECTION EXISTS AND AT THE CUSTOMER'S REQUEST (ACCOMPANYING A COPY  OF
THE  ORDER),  WAIVE  THE CHARGES THEREFOR AND OMIT FROM ANY DIRECTORY OF
TELEPHONE NUMBERS PUBLISHED BY IT OR AN AFFILIATED COMPANY  THE  LISTING
OF  ANY  PERSON  WHO  IS  A  VICTIM  OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES  LAW,  AND  FOR
WHOSE  BENEFIT  ANY ORDER OF PROTECTION, OTHER THAN A TEMPORARY ORDER OF
PROTECTION, HAS BEEN ISSUED BY A COURT OF  COMPETENT  JURISDICTION,  FOR
THE DURATION OF SUCH ORDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become  a law. Effective immediately the public service
commission is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations
and take any other measures necessary  to  implement  this  act  on  its
effective date on or before such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06752-01-1

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