senate Bill S1777A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires a safety and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 08, 2011 print number 1777a
amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 12, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1777 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §98-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7469

S1777 - Summary

Requires a safety and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers and the replacement or removal of deficient poles.

S1777 - Sponsor Memo

S1777 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1777

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, ADDABBO, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER -- 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 requiring a safe-
  ty and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone
  corporations  providing  telephone  service  to  more than one million
  subscribers and the replacement or removal of deficient poles

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby declares that
unsafe, inadequate or unreliable telephone poles are  a  danger  to  the
general  public  and  to telecommunications workers; that such telephone
poles impair the effective delivery of telecommunications services;  and
that  the public interest requires increased oversight of the safety and
reliability of jurisdictional telecommunications services  carried  over
or  by above ground telephone lines, as such are defined in article 1 of
the public service law; and that the public interest requires a  set  of
minimum  fines  to ensure compliance with this statute by each telephone
corporation serving over one million subscribers.
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 98-a to
read as follows:
  S 98-A. SAFETY AND  RELIABILITY  INSPECTION.  1.  THE  PUBLIC  SERVICE
COMMISSION  SHALL,  WITHIN  THIRTY  DAYS  OF  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION, REQUIRE TELEPHONE CORPORATIONS PROVIDING TELEPHONE  SERVICE  TO
MORE  THAN ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS, TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE SAFETY AND
RELIABILITY OF ALL TELEPHONE POLES USED BY SUCH CORPORATIONS TO  PROVIDE
TELEPHONE  SERVICE  WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND TO REPORT UPON THE
FOLLOWING FACTORS:
  (A) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TELEPHONE POLES PER COUNTY;
  (B) THE NUMBER OF TELEPHONE POLES WITHIN EACH COUNTY THAT ARE SPLIT OR
SHATTERED FOR MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE LENGTH OF SUCH POLES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07005-01-1

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S1777A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §98-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7469

S1777A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a safety and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers and the replacement or removal of deficient poles.

S1777A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1777A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1777--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERKINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  LANZA,   MONTGOMERY,   OPPENHEIMER,   PERALTA,    RIVERA,    STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring a safe-
  ty and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone
  corporations  providing  telephone  service  to  more than one million
  subscribers and requiring a safety and reliability inspection  of  all
  utility poles used by electric corporations providing electric service
  to  over 300,000 customers and the replacement or removal of deficient
  poles

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby declares that
unsafe, inadequate or unreliable telephone and electrical utility  poles
are  a  danger to the general public and to telecommunications and elec-
trical utility workers; that such telephone and electrical utility poles
impair the effective delivery of telecommunications services;  and  that
the public interest requires increased oversight of the safety and reli-
ability  of  jurisdictional  telecommunications  and  electrical utility
services carried over or by above ground telephone and electrical utili-
ty lines, as such are defined in article 1 of the  public  service  law;
and  that  the public interest requires a set of minimum fines to ensure
compliance with this statute by each telephone corporation serving  over
one  million  subscribers  and  each  electric  corporation serving over
300,000 subscribers.
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 98-a to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07005-03-1

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