senate Bill S1771A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs telephone corporations to use information regarding federal and state assistance programs that qualify recipients for telephone Lifeline service

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Dec 21, 2011 print number 1771a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 12, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

Bill Amendments

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S1771 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5594A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-g, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3446B, A4967C

S1771 - Summary

Directs telephone corporations to use information regarding federal and state assistance programs that qualify recipients for telephone lifeline service in offering such service.

S1771 - Sponsor Memo

S1771 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1771

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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, in relation to providing for the
  identification  of federal and state assistance programs which qualify
  recipients for telephone Lifeline service

  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 section
92-g to read as follows:
  S 92-G. QUALIFICATION FOR TELEPHONE LIFELINE SERVICE.  1. THE  COMMIS-
SION  SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAWS
AND REGULATIONS, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THAT  EVERY  TELEPHONE  CORPORATION
OFFERING A RETAIL LOCAL SERVICE THAT IS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBPART E OF
PART  FIFTY-FOUR OF TITLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
AS A LIFELINE SERVICE AND RECEIVING FEDERAL  UNIVERSAL  SERVICE  SUPPORT
PURSUANT  TO  SUCH  SUBPART FOR SUCH SERVICE PROVIDE SUCH SERVICE TO ALL
CUSTOMERS WHO ARE IDENTIFIED BY SUCH COMPANY THROUGH  CUSTOMER  SUPPLIED
INFORMATION  OR  THROUGH  INFORMATION  SUPPLIED  BY  A  THIRD PARTY AS A
PARTICIPANT OR ELIGIBLE TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN:
  (A) ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FEDERAL OR STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
  (I) MEDICAID,
  (II) FOOD STAMPS,
  (III) SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME,
  (IV) LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE,
  (V) STATE FAMILY ASSISTANCE,
  (VI) STATE SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE,
  (VII) VETERAN'S DISABILITY PENSION,
  (VIII) VETERAN'S SURVIVING SPOUSE PENSION,
  (IX) NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM,
  (X) STATE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06745-01-1

S1771A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5594A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-g, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3446B, A4967C

S1771A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs telephone corporations to use information regarding federal and state assistance programs that qualify recipients for telephone lifeline service in offering such service.

S1771A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1771A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1771--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to providing for the
  identification of federal and state assistance programs which  qualify
  recipients for telephone Lifeline service

  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  section
92-g to read as follows:
  S  92-G. QUALIFICATION FOR TELEPHONE LIFELINE SERVICE.  1. THE COMMIS-
SION SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL  LAWS
AND  REGULATIONS,  WHICH  WOULD REQUIRE THAT EVERY TELEPHONE CORPORATION
OFFERING A RETAIL LOCAL SERVICE THAT IS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBPART E OF
PART FIFTY-FOUR OF TITLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL  REGULATIONS
AS  A  LIFELINE  SERVICE AND RECEIVING FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT
PURSUANT TO SUCH SUBPART FOR SUCH SERVICE PROVIDE SUCH  SERVICE  TO  ALL
CUSTOMERS  WHO  ARE IDENTIFIED BY SUCH COMPANY THROUGH CUSTOMER SUPPLIED
INFORMATION OR THROUGH INFORMATION  SUPPLIED  BY  A  THIRD  PARTY  AS  A
PARTICIPANT OR ELIGIBLE TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN:
  (A) ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FEDERAL OR STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
  (I) MEDICAID,
  (II) FOOD STAMPS,
  (III) SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME,
  (IV) LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE,
  (V) STATE FAMILY ASSISTANCE,
  (VI) STATE SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE,
  (VII) VETERAN'S DISABILITY PENSION,
  (VIII) VETERAN'S SURVIVING SPOUSE PENSION,
  (IX) NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06745-02-1

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