assembly Bill A10777

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriation

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Jul 09, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A10777 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8020
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-i, Pub Serv L; add §399-zzzzz, Gen Bus L; add §§148 & 99-hh, amd §165, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3308

A10777 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that state contracts only be with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriates $250 million therefor.

A10777 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10777

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 9, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Fahy) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, the general business law and the
  state  finance  law,  in  relation  to requiring that internet service
  providers that are compliant with net neutrality and  state  contracts
  only  be made with such compliant providers and establishing a revolv-
  ing fund for the creation of municipal internet service providers; and
  making an appropriation therefor

  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 "NYS Net Neutrality Protection Act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-i to
read as follows:
  § 92-I. REPORTS BY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS. 1. ANY TELEPHONE CORPO-
RATION, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SEVENTEEN OF SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAP-
TER, OR CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY,  AS  DEFINED  BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  TWELVE OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH IS ALSO A BROADBAND
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER, AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  SUBDIVISION
ONE  OF  SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE-ZZZZZ OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS
LAW, SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE  DEPARTMENT,  AND  PUBLICLY  DISCLOSE,
ACCURATE  INFORMATION  REGARDING  NETWORK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, PERFORM-
ANCE, AND COMMERCIAL TERMS OF SUCH COMPANY'S OR CORPORATION'S  BROADBAND
INTERNET ACCESS THAT IS SUFFICIENT FOR CONSUMERS TO MAKE INFORMED CHOIC-
ES  REGARDING  THE  USE  OF SUCH SERVICES, AND FOR CONTENT, APPLICATION,
SERVICE, AND DEVICE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP, MARKET, AND MAINTAIN  INTERNET
OFFERINGS.
  2.  THE PUBLICATION OF DISCLOSURES THAT COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL COMMU-
NICATIONS COMMISSION'S TRANSPARENCY RULE (47 C.F.R. 8.1)  SHALL  SATISFY
THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3.  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  ANNUALLY  PREPARE  A REPORT THAT LISTS THE
CERTIFICATION STATUS FOR EACH BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER QUALI-
FIED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE PUBLISHED ON  THE

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