senate Bill S4764

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to telecommunication companies blocking certain numbers

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Mar 25, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S4764 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2230
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-z-1, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6267, A268

S4764 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to telecommunication companies blocking certain numbers.

S4764 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4764 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4764

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  telecommuni-
  cation companies blocking certain numbers

  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
399-z-1 to read as follows:
  § 399-Z-1. TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES BLOCKING CERTAIN NUMBERS. 1. AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  A. "CALLER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION" MEANS INFORMATION PROVIDED BY A
CALLER IDENTIFICATION SERVICE REGARDING THE  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  AND  THE
NAME OF THE PERSON CALLING;
  B. "CALLER IDENTIFICATION SERVICE" MEANS A SERVICE THAT ALLOWS A TELE-
PHONE  SUBSCRIBER  TO  HAVE  THE TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND, WHERE AVAILABLE,
NAME OF THE CALLING PARTY TRANSMITTED CONTEMPORANEOUSLY WITH  THE  TELE-
PHONE  CALL,  AND DISPLAYED ON A DEVICE IN OR CONNECTED TO THE SUBSCRIB-
ER'S TELEPHONE;
  C. "POOLING ADMINISTRATOR" MEANS THE THOUSANDS-BLOCK POOLING  ADMINIS-
TRATOR AS IDENTIFIED IN 47 C.F.R. § 52.20; AND
  D.  "PROVIDER"  MEANS  A TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY THAT PROVIDES VOICE
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS IN THIS STATE.
  2. CONSISTENT WITH AUTHORIZATION PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW AND RULES  OF
THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR ITS SUCCESSORS:
  A. PROVIDERS SHALL BLOCK A VOICE CALL WHEN THE SUBSCRIBER TO WHICH THE
ORIGINATING  NUMBER  IS  ASSIGNED HAS REQUESTED THAT CALLS PURPORTING TO
ORIGINATE FROM THAT NUMBER BE BLOCKED BECAUSE THE  NUMBER  IS  USED  FOR
INBOUND CALLS ONLY; AND
  B. PROVIDERS SHALL BLOCK CALLS ORIGINATING FROM THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:
  (I) A NUMBER THAT IS NOT A VALID NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING PLAN NUMBER;

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

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