assembly Bill A440

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 07, 2015 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A440 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-h, Pub Serv L; add §99-w, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2467
2011-2012: A4161, A10458
2013-2014: A4156

A440 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law.

A440 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   440

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW, WRIGHT, PERRY, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  BRENNAN, DenDEKKER, LUPARDO, MARKEY -- read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law and the state finance law, in
  relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act

  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 "accessible electronic information act".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-h to
read as follows:
  S 92-H. ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION; BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
1. A QUALIFIED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING  SUCH  SERVICE
SHALL  PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR ELIGIBLE
BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS. THIS SERVICE SHALL BE PLANNED FOR  CONTINUA-
TION  FROM  YEAR TO YEAR AND MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF FEDERAL AND OTHER FUNDS
AVAILABLE  BY  OBTAINING  GRANT  OR  IN-KIND  SUPPORT  FROM  APPROPRIATE
PROGRAMS AND SECURING ACCESS TO LOW-COST INTERSTATE RATES FOR TELECOMMU-
NICATIONS BY REIMBURSEMENT OR OTHERWISE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED:
  (A)  "ACCESSIBLE  ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE" MEANS NEWS AND OTHER
TIMELY INFORMATION (INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS) PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE  INDIVID-
UALS  FROM  A MULTI-STATE SERVICE CENTER, USING HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS AND
TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERSTATE ACQUISITION OF CONTENT  AND
RAPID DISTRIBUTION IN A FORM APPROPRIATE FOR USE BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS;
  (B)  "BLIND  AND  DISABLED  PERSONS"  MEANS  THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR LIBRARY LOAN SERVICES THROUGH THE LIBRARY OF  CONGRESS  AND
THE  STATE  LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PURSUANT TO
36 CFR 701.10(B);

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

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