senate Bill S4442A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to providing new telephone numbers without charge for certain victims of domestic violence

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.202
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1079
substituted for s4442a
Jun 12, 2013 substituted by a6381a
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1079
May 07, 2013 print number 4442a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Apr 01, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S4442 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6381A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §91, Pub Serv L; amd §399-yy, Gen Bus L

S4442 - Summary

Relates to providing new telephone numbers without charge for certain victims of domestic violence.

S4442 - Sponsor Memo

S4442 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4442

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 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 public service law and the general business law, in
  relation to providing new 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.  Subdivision 7 of section 91 of the public service law, as
added by chapter 327 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  7. Every local exchange telephone  corporation,  as  defined  in  this
chapter  shall,  [at  its option] EITHER:  (a) allow a customer to use a
modified or alternative name for a directory listing or  (b)  waive  the
otherwise  applicable  charges  for  a  non-published telephone listing,
where the customer requests protection of  its  identity  in  connection
with  the customer's purchase of telephone service and the customer 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. This waiver of charges shall be
for the duration of the applicable, non-temporary, order. Any  non-publ-
ished  listings  provided  in  this subdivision shall conform to all the
same requirements of other non-published listings. A customer requesting
such an accommodation shall provide a copy of the order of protection to
the applicable telephone provider.  ANY CUSTOMER REQUESTING AN  ACCOMMO-
DATION  PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL, AT NO COST TO THE CUSTOMER,
BE GIVEN A NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE REQUEST FOR
SUCH ACCOMMODATION.
  S 2. Section 399-yy of the general business law, as added  by  chapter
327 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09816-01-3

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S4442A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6381A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §91, Pub Serv L; amd §399-yy, Gen Bus L

S4442A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing new telephone numbers without charge for certain victims of domestic violence.

S4442A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4442A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4442--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
  relation to providing new 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. Subdivision 7 of section 91 of the public service  law,  as
added by chapter 327 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  7.  Every  [local  exchange] telephone corporation, as defined in this
chapter shall, at its option:  (a) allow a customer to use a modified or
alternative name for a directory listing  or  (b)  waive  the  otherwise
applicable  charges  for  a  non-published  telephone listing, where the
customer requests protection of its  identity  in  connection  with  the
customer's purchase of telephone service and the customer 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. This waiver of charges shall be for the dura-
tion of the applicable, non-temporary, order. Any non-published listings
provided in this subdivision shall conform to all the same  requirements
of  other non-published listings. A customer requesting such an accommo-
dation shall provide a copy of the order of protection to the applicable
telephone [provider] CORPORATION.  ANY CUSTOMER REQUESTING  AN  ACCOMMO-
DATION  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION  MAY  ALSO  REQUEST AND SHALL BE
PROVIDED, AT NO COST TO THE CUSTOMER,  A  NEW  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  WITHIN
FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE REQUEST FOR SUCH ACCOMMODATION.
  S  2.  Section 399-yy of the general business law, as added by chapter
327 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09816-03-3

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