senate Bill S1261

2013-2014 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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S1261 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง92-g, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1771A
2009-2010: S3446B

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

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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