senate Bill S8674

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Limits autodialed telephone calls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technologies to telephone customers

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S8674 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10739
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §91-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3297, A675
2021-2022: S68, A2047

S8674 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits autodialed telephone calls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technologies to telephone customers.

S8674 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8674 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8674

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, CARLUCCI, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy
  and Telecommunications

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  limiting  autod-
  ialed  telephone  calls  to  state  residents and to require telephone
  service providers to offer free call mitigation technologies to  tele-
  phone customers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "telephone
consumer privacy protection act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 91-b to
read as follows:
  § 91-B. AUTODIALED TELEPHONE CALLS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "AUTODIALED CALL" MEANS:
  (I) A CALL MADE USING EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES A SERIES OF CALLS TO STORED
TELEPHONE  NUMBERS,  INCLUDING NUMBERS STORED ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE
NUMBERS PRODUCED USING A RANDOM OR SEQUENTIAL NUMBER  GENERATOR,  EXCEPT
THAT THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE A CALL MADE USING ONLY EQUIPMENT THAT THE
CALLER  DEMONSTRATES  REQUIRES SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL HUMAN INTERVENTION
TO DIAL OR PLACE A CALL AFTER A HUMAN INITIATES THE CALL  OR  SERIES  OF
CALLS;
  (II) A CALL MADE USING AN ARTIFICIAL OR PRERECORDED VOICE MESSAGE; OR
  (III)  A  TEXT MESSAGE MADE USING EQUIPMENT THAT ISSUES TWENTY OR MORE
TEXTS AT A TIME, OR SENDS A SERIES OF NEARLY IDENTICAL  TEXTS  TO  TELE-
PHONE NUMBERS ON A LIST, OR TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS PRODUCED USING A RANDOM
OR  SEQUENTIAL  NUMBER  GENERATOR, EXCEPT THAT THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE
TEXTS THAT THE SENDER DEMONSTRATES WERE SENT TO  THE  SENDER'S  PERSONAL
ACQUAINTANCES.
  (B)  "CALL  MITIGATION TECHNOLOGY" MEANS TECHNOLOGY THAT IDENTIFIES AN
INCOMING CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE AS BEING, OR AS PROBABLY BEING, AN  AUTOD-
IALED CALL AND, ON THAT BASIS, BLOCKS THE CALL OR MESSAGE, DIVERTS IT TO
THE  CALLED  PERSON'S  ANSWERING  SYSTEM,  OR OTHERWISE PREVENTS IT FROM
BEING COMPLETED TO THE CALLED PERSON, EXCEPT THAT IT PERMITS A  CALL  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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