senate Bill S7175A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2018 print number 7175a
Jan 04, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to finance

S7175 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9057
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §5, Pub Serv L; amd §165, add §99-bb, St Fin L

S7175 - Summary

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriates $250 million therefor.

S7175 - Sponsor Memo

S7175 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7175

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  state  contracts
  being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutral-
  ity  and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of munici-
  pal internet service providers; and making an appropriation therefor

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 165 of the state finance law is
amended by adding three new paragraphs f, g and h to read as follows:
  F. A "NET NEUTRAL SOURCE OF INTERNET SERVICES" SHALL MEAN AN  INTERNET
SERVICE PROVIDER WHO ADHERES TO THE PRINCIPLES OF NET NEUTRALITY.
  G.  A  "NON-NET  NEUTRAL  SOURCE  OF  INTERNET SERVICES" SHALL MEAN AN
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER WHO VIOLATES ANY  OF  THE  PRINCIPLES  OF  NET
NEUTRALITY.
  H.  "THE  PRINCIPLES OF NET NEUTRALITY" SHALL MEAN THE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS UNDER THE OPEN INTERNET REPORT AND ORDER ON REMAND,  DECLARATORY
RULING,  AND  ORDER  BY  THE  FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RELEASED
MARCH TWELFTH, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, GN DOCKET NO. 14-28.
  S 2. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. PROHIBITION ON PURCHASE OF INTERNET SERVICES FROM A NON-NET NEUTRAL
SOURCE OF INTERNET SERVICES.
  A.  (I)  WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACTS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPHS (II) AND
(III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH SUBPARAGRAPHS,  THE
STATE  AND  ANY  GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR PUBLIC
BENEFIT CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY OF THE STATE SHALL NOT CONTRACT  FOR
THE  SUPPLY  OF INTERNET SERVICES WITH ANY CONTRACTOR WHO DOES NOT AGREE
TO STIPULATE TO THE FOLLOWING, IF THERE IS ANOTHER CONTRACTOR  WHO  WILL
CONTRACT TO SUPPLY INTERNET SERVICES OF COMPARABLE QUALITY AT A COMPARA-
BLE  PRICE OR COST, THE CONTRACTOR AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY IN
WHICH THE CONTRACTOR HOLDS A TEN PERCENT OR GREATER  OWNERSHIP  INTEREST
AND  ANY  INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY THAT HOLDS A TEN PERCENT OR GREATER

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

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S7175A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9057
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §5, Pub Serv L; amd §165, add §99-bb, St Fin L

S7175A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriates $250 million therefor.

S7175A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7175A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7175--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law and the state finance law, in
  relation to state contracts being only with internet service providers
  compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the
  establishment of municipal internet service providers; and  making  an
  appropriation therefor

  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  "NYS  Net
Neutrality Protection Act".
  S  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 5 of the public service law is amended
by adding a new paragraph i to read as follows:
  I. TO EVERY BROADBAND INTERNET LINE WHICH LIES WHOLLY WITHIN THE STATE
AND THAT PART WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OF EVERY  BROADBAND  INTERNET
LINE  WHICH  LIES  PARTLY WITHIN AND PARTLY WITHOUT THE STATE AND TO THE
PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS OWNING, LEASING OR OPERATING ANY SUCH  BROADBAND
INTERNET LINE.
  S  3.  Section  5 of the public service law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN THE PROVISION OF
BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE IN NEW YORK STATE  TO  REPORT  TO  THE
COMMISSION, AND PUBLICLY DISCLOSE ANNUALLY, ACCURATE INFORMATION REGARD-
ING  THE NETWORK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, PERFORMANCE, AND COMMERCIAL TERMS
OF ITS BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES SUFFICIENT  FOR  CONSUMERS  TO
MAKE  INFORMED  CHOICES  REGARDING USE OF SUCH SERVICES AND FOR CONTENT,
APPLICATION, SERVICE, AND DEVICE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP, MARKET, AND MAIN-
TAIN INTERNET OFFERINGS.
  S 4. Subdivision 1 of section 165 of the state finance law is  amended
by adding three new paragraphs f, g and h to read as follows:

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

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