|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 22, 2020||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S8805
Current Bill Status Via A6679 - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8805 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8805 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to the public service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within the state PURPOSE: To increase access to high-speed broadband service across the state. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - This act shall be known and cited as the "Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act." Section 2 - Legislative findings. Section 3 - Amends public service law by adding a new section 224-c
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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