|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to infrastructure and capital investment|
|Mar 12, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 01, 2013||committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1636
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S1636 - Details
S1636 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1636 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state technology law, in relation to encouraging public-private partnerships to help spread broadband deployment PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To encourage and support the partnership of public and private sector entities in the deployment, adoption and growth of broadband services in New York. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2. Legislative Findings, Section 3. Provides that the Office for Technology's advisory council shall develop a public-private partnership and implement a comprehensive statewide broadband deployment and adoption initiative, which shall use local technology teams, achieve increased computer literacy, and grow computer ownership. The advisory council shall also ensure that the broadband deployment and adoption initiative shall include a statewide inventory of broadband service availability, a broadband mapping program, a baseline assessment of availability of broadband to the State's households, and shall identify barriers to adoption of broadband. JUSTIFICATION: Broadband technologies enable the high-speed
S1636 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1636 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to encouraging public-private partnerships to help spread broadband deployment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "connect New York act". S 2. Statement of legislative findings. The legislature finds that the deployment and adoption of broadband service has resulted in enhanced economic development and public safety for the state's communities, improved health care and educational opportunities, and a better quality of life for the residents of the state. Further, continued progress in the deployment and adoption of broadband and other advanced telecommuni- cations and information technology services is vital to ensuring that the state remains competitive and continues to create business and job growth. The legislature finds that the state must encourage and support the partnership of the public and private sectors in the continued growth of broadband services for the state's residents and businesses. S 3. Section 104 of the state technology law is amended by adding three new subdivisions 3, 4 and 5 to read as follows: 3. THE MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE, STATEWIDE BROADBAND DEPLOY- MENT AND ADOPTION INITIATIVE WITH THE PURPOSE OF: ESTABLISHING WIDE- SPREAD ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE BROADBAND SERVICE; ACHIEVING IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY LITERACY, INCREASED COMPUTER OWNERSHIP, AND INCREASED BROADBAND USE AMONG STATE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES; ESTABLISH- ING AND EMPOWERING LOCAL GRASSROOTS TECHNOLOGY TEAMS IN EACH REGION OF THE STATE TO PLAN FOR IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY USE ACROSS MULTIPLE COMMUNITY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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