|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
assembly Bill A440
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Keith L.T. Wright
N. Nick Perry
James F. Brennan
A440 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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