senate Bill S5523

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the "municipal broadband fund" to provide grants to municipal corporations for broadband projects and services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 06, 2019 referred to finance

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S5523 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-hh, St Fin L

S5523 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "municipal broadband fund" to provide grants to municipal corporations for broadband projects and services.

S5523 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5523 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5523

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  establishing  the
  municipal broadband fund

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

  Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
99-hh to read as follows:
  §  99-HH.  MUNICIPAL BROADBAND FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN
THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE CHAIR OF  THE  PUBLIC
SERVICE COMMISSION A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "MUNICIPAL BROADBAND FUND".
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS PURPOSE,
ALL  OTHER  MONIES CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT TO LAW,
AND ALL MONIES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO
BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO SUCH FUND.
  3. MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE
PUBLIC  SERVICE  COMMISSION  AND  SHALL  BE USED FOR GRANTS TO MUNICIPAL
CORPORATIONS, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, FOR BROADBAND PROJECTS AND SERVICES THAT ARE FUNDED WHOL-
LY  OR  PARTIALLY  BY  SUCH  MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS. TO QUALIFY FOR SUCH
GRANTS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SHALL: (A) INCORPORATE THE BEST  PRACTI-
CABLE  TECHNOLOGY  FOR  THE  REGION  TO BE SERVED BY SUCH BROADBAND; (B)
DEMONSTRATE HOW SUCH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION WILL ENSURE EQUITABLE  INTER-
NET  ACCESS  TO  ALL  AREAS  WITHIN  THE SERVICE REGION, WITH A FOCUS ON
PROVIDING SERVICE TO UNDERSERVICED AREAS; AND (C) DEMONSTRATE THE  LONG-
TERM  VIABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF BROADBAND SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF
THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  4. FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION BY THE  LEGISLATURE,  MONIES  OF  THE  FUND
SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE ONLY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS FOR
ELIGIBLE BROADBAND PROJECTS AND SERVICES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11452-01-9

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