senate Bill S1125

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing telecommunication companies to block incoming calls from certain numbers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


  • Introduced
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Jan 11, 2019 referred to consumer protection

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S1125 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-z-1, Gen Bus L

S1125 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows telecommunication companies to block incoming calls from certain numbers which are either not in use or not actual numbers.

S1125 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1125 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1125

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  JACOBS, LITTLE -- 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 allowing tele-
  communication companies to block incoming calls from 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 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  MAY 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 OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (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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