senate Bill S5696A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the public service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within the state

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 10, 2020 1st report cal.596
Feb 21, 2020 print number 5696a
Feb 21, 2020 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 20, 2019 recommitted to rules
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1566
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 13, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Mar 10, 2020 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5696A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5696
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S5696 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, amd Art 11 Art Head, §212, Pub Serv L

S5696 - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

S5696 - Sponsor Memo

S5696 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5696

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  METZGER,  MAY, GALLIVAN, BIAGGI -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy and Telecommunications

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law, in relation to the public
  service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
  the state

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that large portions of the state do not have access  to  broad-
band services, particularly fiber optic service. This has made the tele-
communications  marketplace  less  competitive,  and  has been a partial
cause of deteriorated service for customers and users of regulated tele-
phonic and telecommunications  services.  Without  access  to  broadband
services,  schools,  businesses, families, and healthcare facilities are
not able to access vital technologies. This in turn has had  substantial
negative  economic  and  social impacts, particularly in rural and other
underserved communities.
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new  section  224-c
to read as follows:
  §  224-C.  BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL
DETERMINE, WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,  THE
STATUS  OF  BROADBAND  AND  FIBER  OPTIC SERVICES IN NEW YORK STATE. THE
COMMISSION SHALL IDENTIFY COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ACCESS  TO  BROADBAND  AND
FIBER  OPTIC  SERVICES,  COMMUNITIES  IN WHICH INSUFFICIENT TELECOMMUNI-
CATIONS SERVICE HAS CAUSED SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC IMPACTS, COMMUNITIES WHERE
LOCAL FRANCHISES HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH, AND COMMUNITIES  IN  WHICH
THE  COMMISSION  BELIEVES  SUCH  BROADBAND AND/OR FIBER OPTIC SERVICE IS
NECESSARY FOR THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF  COMMISSION  POLICIES  ON
COMPETITION, AFFORDABLE, AND ADEQUATE SERVICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11628-01-9

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S5696A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, amd Art 11 Art Head, §212, Pub Serv L

S5696A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

S5696A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5696A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5696--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  METZGER, MAY, GALLIVAN, BIAGGI, BAILEY, BENJAMIN,
  BORRELLO, BOYLE, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HELMING, HOYL-
  MAN, JACKSON, JORDAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ,  MAYER,  MYRIE,  RIVERA,
  SALAZAR,  SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy  and
  Telecommunications -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Tele-
  communications  in  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public  service  law,  in  relation  to  the  public
  service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
  the state

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "comprehensive broadband connectivity act".
  §  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares
that access to high-speed internet is a  fundamental  right  and  it  is
incumbent  upon the State to ensure provision of this right to every New
Yorker. Yet many areas of the state  do  not  have  access  to  adequate
broadband  services.  The  lack of competition in the telecommunications
marketplace has been a cause of deteriorated service for  customers  and
users  of regulated telephonic and telecommunications services. The lack
of access to adequate internet services for schools,  businesses,  fami-
lies,  and  healthcare  facilities has had substantial negative economic
and social impact  particularly  in  rural  and  other  underserved  and
unserved communities.
  §  3.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section 224-c
to read as follows:
  § 224-C. BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES. 1. FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION:

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

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