|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 21, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8934
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8934 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8934 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8934 SPONSOR: RITCHIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law and the transportation corporations law, in relation to fees associated with agreements between municipalities and fiber optic utility companies PURPOSE: To reduce the cost of expanding broadband access throughout the State of New York by reversing the use and occupancy fee assessed in the 2019-20 state budget. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 24-e of section 10 of the Highway Law. Section 2: Amends section 7 of the Transportation Corporations Law.
S8934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8934 I N S E N A T E August 21, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the highway law and the transportation corporations law, in relation to fees associated with agreements between municipalities and fiber optic utility companies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 24-e of section 10 of the highway law, as added by section 1 of part RRR of chapter 59 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: 24-e. The commissioner of transportation is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with any fiber optic utility for use and occupancy of the state right of way for the purposes of installing, modifying, relo- cating, repairing, operating, or maintaining fiber optic facilities. Such agreement [may] SHALL NOT include a fee for use and occupancy of the right of way[, provided, however, such fee shall not be greater than fair market value. Any provider using or occupying a right of way in fulfillment of a state grant award through the New NY Broadband Program shall not be subject to a fee for such use or occupancy. Any fee for use or occupancy charged to a fiber optic utility shall not be passed through in whole or in part as a fee, charge, increased service cost, or by any other means by a fiber optic utility to any person or entity that contracts with such fiber optic utility for service. Any compensation received by the state pursuant to such agreement shall be deposited by the comptroller into the special obligation reserve and payment account of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-b of the state finance law]. Nothing herein shall impair, inhibit, or otherwise affect the ability of any municipality to regulate zoning, land use, or any other power or authority granted under the law. For purposes of this subdivision, "municipality" shall include a county, city, village, or town. § 2. Section 7 of the transportation corporations law, as added by section 2 of part RRR of chapter 59 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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