senate Bill S6018

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires telephone service providers to provide free call mitigation technology to certain telephone customers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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May 16, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §91-b, Pub Serv L

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires telephone service providers to provide call mitigation technology to telephone customers, upon request, at no additional charge; and requires the commission to levy a fine in an amount equal to twenty-five thousand dollars for each day that a provider of telephone service fails to make such call mitigation technology available to its customers.

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6018

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring tele-
  phone service providers to provide free call mitigation technology  to
  certain telephone customers

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
91-b to read as follows:
  §  91-B.  CALL  MITIGATION  TECHNOLOGY.  1.  A  PROVIDER  OF TELEPHONE
SERVICE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION NINETY-TWO-E  OF  THIS
ARTICLE,  THAT  PROVIDES  TELEPHONE SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS RESIDING IN THE
STATE SHALL MAKE  CALL  MITIGATION  TECHNOLOGY  AVAILABLE  TO  ANY  SUCH
CUSTOMER, UPON REQUEST, AND AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. SUCH PROVIDER SHALL
ALSO OFFER TO ANY SUCH CUSTOMER THE ABILITY TO HAVE THE PROVIDER PREVENT
CALLS  AND  TEXT  MESSAGES  IDENTIFIED  AS ORIGINATING FROM A PARTICULAR
PERSON FROM BEING COMPLETED TO THE CALLED PERSON, UPON REQUEST,  AND  AT
NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CALL MITI-
GATION  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL  MEAN  TECHNOLOGY THAT IDENTIFIES AN INCOMING
CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE AS BEING, OR AS PROBABLY BEING, AN AUTODIALED  CALL
AND, ON THAT BASIS, BLOCKS THE CALL OR MESSAGE, DIVERTS SUCH CALL TO THE
CALLED  PERSON'S  ANSWERING SYSTEM, OR OTHERWISE PREVENTS SUCH CALL FROM
BEING COMPLETED TO  THE  CALLED  PERSON,  EXCEPT  THAT  SUCH  TECHNOLOGY
PERMITS  A  CALL OR TEXT SO IDENTIFIED TO BE COMPLETED WHEN SUCH CALL IS
IDENTIFIED AS BEING MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR PUBLIC  SAFETY  ENTITY,
OR  WHEN  SUCH  CALL  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS  ORIGINATING FROM A CALLER WITH
RESPECT TO WHOM THE CALLED PERSON HAS PROVIDED PRIOR EXPRESS CONSENT  TO
RECEIVE SUCH A CALL OR MESSAGE AND HAS NOT REVOKED THAT CONSENT.
  2.  THE COMMISSION SHALL LEVY A FINE IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TWENTY-FIVE
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY THAT A PROVIDER OF TELEPHONE SERVICE FAILS

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

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