|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 16, 2019||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S6018
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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
BILL NUMBER: S6018 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To mandate that telecommunications companies provide free call miti- gation technology to their customers for the express purpose of prevent- ing fraudulent "spoofing" calls. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 mandates that telecommunications companies will provide a free technology intended to prevent "spoofed" calls from being made to their customers. It further details a $25,000 per day fine attributed to tele- communications companies that fail to implement this technology by the
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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