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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1538
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S1538 - Details
S1538 - Summary
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.
S1538 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1538 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 8 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
S1538 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1538 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, KENNEDY, KLEIN, SAVINO -- 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 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. LBD04235-01-3
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