senate Bill S885A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires telecommunication service providers to provide notice relating to service outages

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Jan 29, 2014 print number 885a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
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S885 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-h, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6346

S885 - Bill Texts

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Requires telecommunication service providers to provide notice relating to a service outage to the public service commission that includes information about geographic distribution of the outage and an estimate of the duration of the outage; requires providers to make information about restoration of service available to customers to the extent practicable.

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BILL NUMBER:S885

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
the public service law, in relation to requiring telecommunication
service providers to provide notice relating to service outages

PURPOSE:
Requires telecommunication service providers to provide information
regarding service outages to the Public Service Commission and to
customers. This information is to include the number of customers
affected by geographic area and expected timetable of return of
service.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Public Service Law by creating a new section 92-g
which would direct the Public Service Commission to adopt regulations
to require that telecommunication service providers provide
information regarding service outages that affect five out of one
hundred service lines for at least twenty-four hours to the Public
Service Commission and to customers. This information is to include
the number of customers affected by geographic area and expected
timetable of return of service.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
When a commercial or residential customer is subject to an outage of
telecommunication service for an extended period of time it can
severely impact them. They should be able to access information about
the extent of the outage and an expected timetable of return of
service.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6346 of 2012: Died in Senate Energy and Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law; provided, however, that the public service commission
is immediately authorized and directed to take any and all actions,
including but not limited to the promulgation of any rules, necessary
to fully implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

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

                                   885

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 requiring tele-
  communication service providers to provide notice relating to  service
  outages

  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.  NOTICE  OF SERVICE OUTAGE. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGU-
LATIONS ADOPTED OR AMENDED PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION,  ESTABLISH  NOTICE
REQUIREMENTS  THAT SHALL APPLY TO ALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVID-
ERS, RELATING TO SERVICE OUTAGES THAT  LAST  FOR  TWENTY-FOUR  HOURS  OR
LONGER  AND  WHICH AFFECT FIVE CUSTOMERS PER ONE HUNDRED ACCESS LINES OR
MORE. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICE
PROVIDER"  OR  "PROVIDER  OF  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICES" SHALL MEAN A
TELEPHONE CORPORATION CERTIFIED IN  THE  STATE  WITH  THE  AUTHORITY  TO
PROVIDE  INTRASTATE TOLL AND LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE USING EITHER ITS OWN
OR LEASED FACILITIES. THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  INCLUDE  WITH  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENTS,  METHODOLOGIES FOR MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH AND ENFORCE-
MENT OF SUCH STANDARDS.
  2. THE TERMS USED IN THIS SECTION  EXCEPT  WHERE  EXPRESSLY  INDICATED
OTHERWISE  SHALL  MEAN  AND  BE DEFINED AS SET FORTH IN 16 NEW YORK CODE
RULES AND REGULATIONS SECTION 603.3.
  3. EVERY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE  NOTICE
TO  THE COMMISSIONER AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN A
TIME CERTAIN TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, AT
A MINIMUM:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03213-01-3

S. 885                              2

  (A) THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF OUT-OF-SERVICE CUSTOMERS BY  CITY,  TOWN
OR OTHER LOCALIZED GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION; AND
  (B) AN ESTIMATE OF THE DURATION OF SUCH OUTAGE.
  4.  EVERY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SHALL, TO THE EXTENT
PRACTICABLE, MAKE INFORMATION RELATING TO  ESTIMATED  DURATION  OF  SUCH
OUTAGE  AVAILABLE  TO  CUSTOMERS  THROUGH  THE PROVIDER'S WEBSITE, LOCAL
MEDIA OR ANY OTHER MEDIUM DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law; provided, however, that the public service commission
is  immediately  authorized  and  directed  to take any and all actions,
including but not limited to the promulgation of any rules, necessary to
fully implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

S885A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-h, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6346

S885A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires telecommunication service providers to provide notice relating to a service outage to the public service commission that includes information about geographic distribution of the outage and an estimate of the duration of the outage; requires providers to make information about restoration of service available to customers to the extent practicable.

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BILL NUMBER:S885A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
requiring telecommunication service providers to provide notice
relating to service outages

PURPOSE:

Requires telecommunication service providers to provide information
regarding service outages to the Public Service Commission and to
customers. This information is to include the number of customers
affected by geographic area and expected timetable of return of
service.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Public Service Law by creating a new section
92-h which would direct the Public Service Commission to adopt
regulations to require that telecommunication service providers
provide information regarding service outages that affect five out of
one hundred service lines for at least twenty-four hours to the Public
Service Commission and to customers. This information is to include
the number of customers affected by geographic area and expected
timetable of return of service.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

When a commercial or residential customer is subject to an outage of
telecommunication service for an extended period of time it can
severely impact them. They should be able to access information about
the extent of the outage and an expected timetable of return of
service.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6346 of 2012: Died in Senate Energy and Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law; provided, however, that the public service commission is
immediately authorized and directed to take any and all actions,.
including but not limited to the promulgation of any rules, necessary
to fully implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

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

                                 885--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring tele-
  communication service providers to provide notice relating to  service
  outages

  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-h to read as follows:
  S  92-H.  NOTICE  OF SERVICE OUTAGE. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGU-
LATIONS ADOPTED OR AMENDED PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION,  ESTABLISH  NOTICE
REQUIREMENTS  THAT SHALL APPLY TO ALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVID-
ERS, RELATING TO SERVICE OUTAGES THAT  LAST  FOR  TWENTY-FOUR  HOURS  OR
LONGER  AND  WHICH AFFECT FIVE CUSTOMERS PER ONE HUNDRED ACCESS LINES OR
MORE. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICE
PROVIDER"  OR  "PROVIDER  OF  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  SERVICES" SHALL MEAN A
TELEPHONE CORPORATION CERTIFIED IN  THE  STATE  WITH  THE  AUTHORITY  TO
PROVIDE  INTRASTATE TOLL AND LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE USING EITHER ITS OWN
OR LEASED FACILITIES. THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  INCLUDE  WITH  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENTS,  METHODOLOGIES FOR MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH AND ENFORCE-
MENT OF SUCH STANDARDS.
  2. THE TERMS USED IN THIS SECTION  EXCEPT  WHERE  EXPRESSLY  INDICATED
OTHERWISE  SHALL  MEAN  AND  BE DEFINED AS SET FORTH IN 16 NEW YORK CODE
RULES AND REGULATIONS SECTION 603.3.
  3. EVERY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE  NOTICE
TO  THE COMMISSIONER AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03213-02-4

S. 885--A                           2

TIME CERTAIN TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, AT
A MINIMUM:
  (A)  THE  APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF OUT-OF-SERVICE CUSTOMERS BY CITY, TOWN
OR OTHER LOCALIZED GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION; AND
  (B) AN ESTIMATE OF THE DURATION OF SUCH OUTAGE.
  4. EVERY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SHALL, TO THE  EXTENT
PRACTICABLE,  MAKE  INFORMATION  RELATING  TO ESTIMATED DURATION OF SUCH
OUTAGE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS  THROUGH  THE  PROVIDER'S  WEBSITE,  LOCAL
MEDIA OR ANY OTHER MEDIUM DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that the public service commission
is immediately authorized and directed to  take  any  and  all  actions,
including but not limited to the promulgation of any rules, necessary to
fully implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

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