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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1261
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S1261 - Details
S1261 - Summary
Directs telephone corporations to use information regarding federal and state assistance programs that qualify recipients for telephone lifeline service in offering such service.
S1261 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1261 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill would expand the number of New Yorkers that qualify for telephone lifeline service. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill would add a new section 92-g to the public Service Law that would identify 11 federal and state programs, participation in which would qualify a family to receive lifeline telephone service, and would allow the public Service commission to further designate such programs. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Currently the qualifying programs are established by federal law and regulations of the Public Service Commission. This would be the first time that such programs are identified in state statute. JUSTIFICATION: As a consequence of "welfare reform," fewer New Yorkers qualify for
S1261 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1261 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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