senate Bill S8020

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts being only with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 10, 2020 referred to finance

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S8020 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10777
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §92-i, Pub Serv L; add §399-zzzzz, Gen Bus L; add §§148 & 99-hh, amd §165, St Fin L

S8020 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that state contracts only be with internet service providers compliant with net neutrality and establishes a revolving fund for the establishment of municipal internet service providers; appropriates $250 million therefor.

S8020 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8020 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8020

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the public service law, the general business law and the
  state finance law, in relation  to  requiring  that  internet  service
  providers  that  are compliant with net neutrality and state contracts
  only be made with such compliant providers and establishing a  revolv-
  ing fund for the creation of municipal internet service providers; and
  making an appropriation therefor

  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 "NYS Net Neutrality Protection Act".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 92-i to
read as follows:
  § 92-I. REPORTS BY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS. 1. ANY TELEPHONE CORPO-
RATION, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SEVENTEEN OF SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAP-
TER,  OR  CABLE  TELEVISION  COMPANY,  AS  DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF
SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH IS  ALSO  A  BROADBAND
INTERNET  SERVICE  PROVIDER,  AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE-ZZZZZ OF THE  GENERAL  BUSINESS
LAW,  SHALL  ANNUALLY  REPORT  TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND PUBLICLY DISCLOSE,
ACCURATE INFORMATION REGARDING NETWORK  MANAGEMENT  PRACTICES,  PERFORM-
ANCE,  AND COMMERCIAL TERMS OF SUCH COMPANY'S OR CORPORATION'S BROADBAND
INTERNET ACCESS THAT IS SUFFICIENT FOR CONSUMERS TO MAKE INFORMED CHOIC-
ES REGARDING THE USE OF SUCH SERVICES,  AND  FOR  CONTENT,  APPLICATION,
SERVICE,  AND DEVICE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP, MARKET, AND MAINTAIN INTERNET
OFFERINGS.
  2. THE PUBLICATION OF DISCLOSURES THAT COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL  COMMU-
NICATIONS  COMMISSION'S  TRANSPARENCY RULE (47 C.F.R. 8.1) SHALL SATISFY
THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. THE COMMISSION SHALL ANNUALLY  PREPARE  A  REPORT  THAT  LISTS  THE
CERTIFICATION STATUS FOR EACH BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER QUALI-
FIED  TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE PUBLISHED ON THE
COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AND UPDATED AT LEAST ANNUALLY. THE COMMISSION SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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