senate Bill S8845

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing broadband franchises in cities with a population of one million or more

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Jul 29, 2020 referred to rules

S8845 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation Corporations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §27, Transp Corps L; add §99-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S8845 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing broadband franchises in cities with a population of one million or more.

S8845 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8845 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 29, 2020

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

AN ACT to amend the  transportation  corporations  law  and  the  public
  service law, in relation to authorizing broadband franchises in cities
  with a population of one million or more


  Section 1. Section 27  of  the  transportation  corporations  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  840  of  the  laws  of 1977, is amended to read as
  § 27. Construction of  lines.  1.  Any  such  corporation  may  erect,
construct  and  maintain the necessary fixtures for its lines upon, over
or under any of the public roads, streets  and  highways;  and  through,
across  or  under any of the waters within the limits of this state, and
may erect, construct and maintain its necessary stations, plants, equip-
ment or lines upon, through or over any other land, subject to the right
of the owners thereof to full compensation for the  same.  If  any  such
corporation  can  not  agree  with such owner or owners upon the compen-
sation to be paid therefor, such compensation shall  be  ascertained  in
the manner provided in the eminent domain procedure law. Any such corpo-
ration  is  authorized, from time to time, to construct and lay lines of
electrical conductors under ground in any city, village or  town  within
the limits of this state, subject to all the provisions of law in refer-
ence to such companies not inconsistent with this section; provided that
such corporation shall, before laying any such line in any city, village
or  town  of this state, first obtain from the common council of cities,
or  other  body  having  like  jurisdiction  therein,  the  trustees  of
villages,  or  the  town superintendents of towns, permission to use the
streets within such city, village or town for the  purposes  herein  set
forth.  Nothing  in  this  section  shall  limit,  alter,  or affect the
provisions or powers relating or granted to telegraph corporations here-
tofore created by special act of the legislature of this  state,  except
in  so  far  as to confer on any such corporation the right to lay elec-
trical conductors under ground.

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


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