senate Bill S2042

2017-2018 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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Jan 03, 2018 referred to infrastructure and capital investment
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S2042 (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:
2015-2016: S6090, A10620
2019-2020: S1949, A1459

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017

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

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.
  § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the
"wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act".
  § 3. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new article 13-E
to read as follows:

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


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