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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to local government|
|Jan 18, 2019||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1949
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1949 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1949 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1949 SPONSOR: LITTLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to enacting the "wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act" providing for uniform municipal regulation of certain wireless facilities PURPOSE: This legislation will put in place a uniform state siting process for the placement, collocation, modification and maintenance of wireless facilities. It is intended to ease the burden on local governments by reducing their administrative costs, and to incentivize wireless carri- ers to co-locate their equipment at existing wireless facility sites, rather than to construct new sites. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets forth the bill's legislative intent.
S1949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1949 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to enacting the "wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act" providing for uniform municipal regulation of certain wireless facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that it is the policy of this state to ensure the safe and efficient integration of certain wireless facility modifications neces- sary for the provision of broadband and other advanced wireless services across the entirety of the state. It is the intent of this act to facil- itate the ongoing demand for access to broadband and other advanced wireless services by exempting certain modifications of existing wire- less facilities from the need for municipal zoning, land use or other discretionary siting permits, to eliminate the burdens and resources dedicated by municipal zoning and land use agencies to review certain eligible modifications of such wireless facilities, and create a state- wide uniform process for municipal permitting of such eligible facility modifications. The legislature acknowledges and confirms the authority of local governments to otherwise exercise zoning, land use and permit- ting authority within their territorial boundaries with regard to the placement and construction of wireless facilities in accordance with other laws, rules and requirements that may apply to the siting of wire- less facilities. § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "wireless broadband eligible facility permitting act". § 3. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new article 13-E to read as follows: ARTICLE 13-E WIRELESS FACILITIES EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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