senate Bill S3599

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the accessible electronic information act

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 29, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2019 1st report cal.266
Feb 11, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jan 22, 2020 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3599
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jan 22, 2020

nay (2)

Mar 12, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3599
6
2
committee
6
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 12, 2019

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S3599 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4590
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §92-i, Pub Serv L; add §99-ff, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6392, A9233
2013-2014: S708, A2916
2015-2016: S1167, A369
2017-2018: S3274, A2125
2021-2022: S2924, A3144

S3599 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the accessible electronic information act for blind and disabled persons; creates a new fund in the state finance law; authorizes a not-for-profit entity to administer the program.

S3599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3599

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GRIFFO, KENNEDY,
  MONTGOMERY, RANZENHOFER, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu-
  nications

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to enacting the accessible electronic information act

  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 "accessible electronic information act".
  §  2. Legislative finding. The National Federation of the Blind estab-
lished the NFB-NEWSLINE to increase the  ability  of  visually  impaired
individuals  to  receive  information provided by newspapers, magazines,
journals and other print media which are traditionally unavailable in  a
limited  electronic  broadcast.  Since  2002,  this  vital  service  has
provided visually impaired New Yorkers with information on job listings,
self-help magazines, do-it-yourself guides, political magazines, several
newspapers, TV guide listings, and other literary necessities  that  all
sighted  New  Yorkers  have  enjoyed. This legislation provides a stable
means to bring NEWSLINE to New York.
  § 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-i to
read as follows:
  § 92-I. ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION; BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
1. A QUALIFIED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING  SUCH  SERVICE
SHALL  PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR ELIGIBLE
BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS. THIS SERVICE SHALL BE PLANNED FOR  CONTINUA-
TION  FROM  YEAR TO YEAR AND MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF FEDERAL, STATE, PRIVATE
AND OTHER FUNDS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING OBTAINING GRANT OR IN-KIND  SUPPORT
FROM  APPROPRIATE  PROGRAMS  AND  SECURING ACCESS TO LOW-COST INTERSTATE
RATES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS BY REIMBURSEMENT OR OTHERWISE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04954-01-9

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