senate Bill S6090

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act" to provide for uniform regulation of certain wireless facilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Infrastructure And Capital Investment Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to infrastructure and capital investment
Nov 06, 2015 referred to rules


S6090 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Infrastructure And Capital Investment
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13-E §§300 - 304, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2042, A7489
2019-2020: S1949, A1459

S6090 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act" to provide for uniform regulation of certain wireless facilities.

S6090 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6090 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2015

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to  enacting  the
  "wireless  broadband  eligible  facility permitting act" providing for
  uniform municipal regulation of certain wireless facilities


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is the policy of this state  to  ensure  the  safe  and
efficient  integration of certain wireless facility modifications neces-
sary for the provision of broadband and other advanced wireless services
across the entirety of the state. It is the intent of this act to facil-
itate the ongoing demand for access  to  broadband  and  other  advanced
wireless  services  by exempting certain modifications of existing wire-
less facilities from the need for municipal zoning, land  use  or  other
discretionary  siting  permits,  to  eliminate the burdens and resources
dedicated by municipal zoning and land use agencies  to  review  certain
eligible  modifications of such wireless facilities, and create a state-
wide uniform process for municipal permitting of such eligible  facility
modifications.  The  legislature acknowledges and confirms the authority
of local governments to otherwise exercise zoning, land use and  permit-
ting  authority  within  their territorial boundaries with regard to the
placement and construction of wireless  facilities  in  accordance  with
other laws, rules and requirements that may apply to the siting of wire-
less facilities.
  S  2.  Short  title.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the
"wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act".
  S 3. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new article 13-E
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 13-E
                           WIRELESS FACILITIES

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


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