|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2020||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S7988
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
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S7988 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7988 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7988 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to quality standards for internet service providers PURPOSE: To establish service quality standards for the provision of internet service. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends the article heading of article 11 of the public service law to include internet service providers (ISPs). Section 2 - Amends section 212 of the public service law to include a new subdivision 15 that defines the term internet service provider.
S7988 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7988 I N S E N A T E March 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- 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 quality standards for internet service providers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The article heading of article 11 of the public service law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: ARTICLE 11 PROVISIONS RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION COMPANIES AND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS § 2. Section 212 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows: 15. "INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION QUALIFIED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE THAT PROVIDES INDI- VIDUALS, CORPORATIONS, OR OTHER ENTITIES WITH THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET. § 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 231 to read as follows: § 231. SERVICE QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS; PENALTIES. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH QUALITY OF SERVICE STAND- ARDS, MINIMUM PERFORMANCE LEVELS, CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC CREDITS, AND REPORT- ING REQUIREMENTS THAT SHALL APPLY TO EACH INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER. A. SERVICE STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) MEAS- URES RELATING TO REPAIRS FOR SERVICE OUTAGES WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS UNLESS A CUSTOMER OPTS OTHERWISE; (II) A REQUIREMENT THAT NEW INSTALLA- TION ORDERS BE COMPLETED WITHIN FIVE DAYS UNLESS A SUBSCRIBER OR CUSTOM- ER OPTS OTHERWISE; (III) A REQUIREMENT THAT EACH INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO PRIORITIZE SERVICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND CUSTOMERS WHO ARE SPECIAL-NEEDS SUBSCRIBERS AND CUSTOMERS AND FOR CUSTOMERS WHO UTILIZE A MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM OR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP- MENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDICAL DEVICES, TO MONITOR AND TRANSMIT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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