senate Bill S8805

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the public service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within the state

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6679 - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2021 pocket veto - veto.77
Dec 29, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.869
substituted for s8805
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a6679c
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.869
Jul 17, 2020 referred to rules

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S8805 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6679
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7912
2021-2022: S4878

S8805 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

S8805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8805
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 17, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  METZGER, MAY, GALLIVAN, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI,
   BORRELLO, BOYLE,  BROOKS,  CARLUCCI,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,
   HELMING,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  JORDAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU,
   MARTINEZ, MAYER, MYRIE, ORTT, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SALAZAR,  SAVI-
   NO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law, in relation to the public
   service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
   the state
 
   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 "comprehensive broadband connectivity act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares
 that  access  to  high-speed  internet  is a fundamental right and it is
 incumbent upon the State to ensure provision of this right to every  New
 Yorker.  Yet  many  areas  of  the  state do not have access to adequate
 broadband services. The lack of competition  in  the  telecommunications
 marketplace  has  been a cause of deteriorated service for customers and
 users of regulated telephonic and telecommunications services. The  lack
 of  access  to adequate internet services for schools, businesses, fami-
 lies, and healthcare facilities has had  substantial  negative  economic
 and  social  impact  particularly  in  rural  and  other underserved and
 unserved communities.
   § 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new  section  224-c
 to read as follows:
   §  224-C.  BROADBAND  AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
 THIS SECTION:
   (A) THE TERM "SERVED" MEANS ANY LOCATION WITH AT  LEAST  TWO  INTERNET
 SERVICE  PROVIDERS  AND  AT  LEAST  ONE  SUCH PROVIDER OFFERS HIGH-SPEED
 INTERNET SERVICE.
   (B) THE TERM "UNDERSERVED" MEANS ANY LOCATION WHICH HAS FEWER THAN TWO
 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR HAS INTERNET SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 25  MEGA-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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