senate Bill S9076

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires internet service providers to develop and implement an emergency alert notification system

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Jun 15, 2018 referred to rules

S9076 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §394-ccc, Gen Bus L

S9076 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires internet service providers to develop and implement an emergency alert notification system; requires providers to develop and implement an alert system when clients are using video streaming services; requires alerts to scroll at the top or bottom of the video display.

S9076 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9076 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9076

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to requiring
  internet service providers to develop and implement an emergency alert
  notification system

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
394-ccc to read as follows:
  §  394-CCC.  EMERGENCY  ALERT  NOTIFICATION  SYSTEM;  INTERNET SERVICE
PROVIDERS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "VIDEO  STREAMING  SERVICE" MEANS AN ENTITY DIRECTLY IN THE BUSI-
NESS, FOR PROFIT, OF OFFERING, PROMOTING OR PROVIDING ACCESS  TO  FILMS,
TELEVISION  SHOWS  OR  OTHER VIDEO CONTENT FOR VIEWING ON OR THROUGH THE
INTERNET.
  (B) "INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER" MEANS ANY PERSON, BUSINESS  OR  ORGAN-
IZATION  QUALIFIED  TO  DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE THAT PROVIDES INDIVID-
UALS, CORPORATIONS, OR OTHER ENTITIES WITH THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE
INTERNET THROUGH EQUIPMENT THAT IS LOCATED IN THIS STATE.
  (C) "CLIENT" MEANS A CUSTOMER OR PARTICIPANT WHO  PAYS  A  FEE  AND/OR
SUBMITS  IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO JOIN AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER IN
ORDER TO ACCESS THE INTERNET.
  (D) "NEW YORK CLIENTS" MEANS A CLIENT WHO PROVIDES AN IN-STATE BILLING
ADDRESS OR ZIP CODE WHEN REGISTERING WITH THE PROVIDER.
  2. AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER  THAT  SUPPORTS  THE  TRANSMISSION  OF
VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES TO NEW YORK CLIENTS SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT
AN EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TO BE USED WHILE NEW YORK CLIENTS
ACCESS  SUCH  VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE. SUCH EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
SYSTEM SHALL CONVEY TIMELY INFORMATION CONCERNING EMERGENCY INCIDENTS OR
OCCURRENCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SEVERE WEATHER, THAT POSE  AN
IMMINENT  THREAT  TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF NEW
YORK CLIENTS IN A PARTICULAR LOCATION. SUCH EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SCROLLING EMERGENCY  INFOR-

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

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