senate Bill S6142A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires telecommunications companies providing prepaid card services to provide certain levels of call quality

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 06, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 30, 2018 1st report cal.332
Jan 03, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jun 06, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2017 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 6142a
May 24, 2017 1st report cal.1354
May 11, 2017 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jan 30, 2018 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S6142A
8
2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jan 30, 2018

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

May 24, 2017 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S6142
8
2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 24, 2017

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

S6142 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9788
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-f, Pub Serv L

S6142 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires telecommunications companies providing prepaid card services to provide certain levels of call quality; requires providers of prepaid calling services to disclose on every prepaid calling card the parent corporation of such provider and the telephone numbers of the federal and state agencies with which complaints against such provider may be filed.

S6142 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6142 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6142

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to telephone call
  quality for prepaid calling services

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 8 of section 92-f of the public service law is
renumbered subdivision 9 and a new subdivision 8 is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  TELEPHONE  CALL  QUALITY  REQUIREMENTS.  ANY COMPANY THAT PROVIDES
PREPAID CALLING SERVICES THROUGH PREPAID CALLING CARDS SHALL ENSURE  THE
QUALITY  OF  THE  CALLS.  QUALITY OF THE CALLS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED TO, MAINTAINING  A  STEADY  CONNECTION,  AVOIDING  ECHOING  THAT
INTERRUPTS  TELEPHONE  CALL  CLARITY, AND AVOIDING EXCESSIVE STATIC THAT
HINDERS  ACCESS  TO  COMMUNICATION.  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  COMMENCE  A
PROCEEDING TO REVIEW CALL QUALITY OF TELEPHONE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH
THE USE OF CARDS AND ESTABLISH RULES ON HOW TO MONITOR CALL QUALITY.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-03-7

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9788
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-f, Pub Serv L

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires telecommunications companies providing prepaid card services to provide certain levels of call quality; requires providers of prepaid calling services to disclose on every prepaid calling card the parent corporation of such provider and the telephone numbers of the federal and state agencies with which complaints against such provider may be filed.

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6142--A
    Cal. No. 1354

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  reported  favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  report, amended on first  report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law, in relation to disclosure by
  providers of prepaid calling services and telephone call  quality  for
  prepaid calling services

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 92-f of the public service law, as
added by chapter 651 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Disclosure requirements. Any company that provides prepaid  calling
services  through prepaid calling cards shall be required to print legi-
bly on each card the following information:
  a. name of the company;
  b. NAME OF THE PARENT CORPORATION THAT OWNS THE COMPANY;
  C. toll-free customer service number;
  [c.] D. toll-free network access number, if such number is required to
access service;
  [d.] E. authorization  code,  if  such  code  is  required  to  access
service;
  [e.] F. any expiration date or expiration policy; [and]
  [f.] G. instructions for use of the card[.]; AND
  H.  THE APPROPRIATE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERN-
MENT ENTITIES WITH WHICH A PERSON MAY FILE A COMPLAINT.
  § 2. Subdivision 8 of section 92-f of the public service law is renum-
bered subdivision 9 and a new subdivision 8 is added to read as follows:
  8. TELEPHONE CALL QUALITY  REQUIREMENTS.  ANY  COMPANY  THAT  PROVIDES
PREPAID  CALLING SERVICES THROUGH PREPAID CALLING CARDS SHALL ENSURE THE
QUALITY OF THE CALLS. QUALITY OF THE CALLS SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE

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

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