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
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 09, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S885 - 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 - Summary

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.

S885 - Sponsor Memo

S885 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

S885A (ACTIVE) - 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) - Summary

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.

S885A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S885A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    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.

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