senate Bill S8321

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides regulatory control of Internet service providers by the public service commission, requires Internet neutrality and relates to the placement of equipment on utility poles

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May 01, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S8321 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§250 - 255, amd §§219 & 119-a, Pub Serv L; amd §165, St Fin L; add §104-d, Gen Muni L; amd §2879, Pub Auth L; amd §143, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2263

S8321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides regulatory control of internet service providers by the public service commission, requires internet neutrality and relates to the placement of equipment on utility poles.

S8321 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8321

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 Internet neutral-
  ity;  and  to  amend the state finance law, the general municipal law,
  the public authorities  law  and  the  economic  development  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  that procurement contracts require compliance
  with Internet neutrality requirements

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares the
following:
  (a) This act is adopted pursuant to the police power inherent  in  the
state  of  New  York  to  protect  and  promote the safety, life, public
health, public convenience, general prosperity, and well-being of socie-
ty, and the welfare of the state's  population  and  economy,  that  are
increasingly dependent on an open and neutral Internet.
  (b)  Almost every sector of New York's economy, democracy, and society
is dependent on the open and neutral Internet that supports vital  func-
tions  regulated under the police power of the state, including, but not
limited to, each of the following:
  (1) police and emergency services;
  (2) health and safety services and infrastructure;
  (3) utility services and infrastructure;
  (4) transportation infrastructure and services, and the  expansion  of
zero- and low-emission transportation options;
  (5)  government services, voting, and democratic decision making proc-
esses;
  (6) education;
  (7) business and economic activity;
  (8) environmental monitoring and protection, and achievement of  state
environmental goals; and
  (9) land use regulation.

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

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