|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1840
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1840 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1840 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1840 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to information cable television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availability of required equipment at retail PURPOSE: To notify cable customers of their options regarding certain equipment required for cable subscriptions, including how such equipment , includ- ing modems, can be purchased at retail. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 4 of section 224-a to add a new paragraph (d) that requires cable television companies to provide notice regarding equipment, including modems, required for subscriptions.
S1840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1840 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SKOUFIS, COMRIE, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to information cable television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availabili- ty of required equipment at retail THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 224-a of the public service law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) EACH CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY SHALL PROVIDE TO EACH OF ITS SUBSCRIBERS AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL SUBSCRIPTION AND AT LEAST SEMI- ANNUALLY THEREAFTER A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION OF: (1) THE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR SUCH SUBSCRIPTION; (2) INFORMATION REGARDING HOW OR WHERE A SUBSCRIBER MAY PURCHASE SUCH EQUIPMENT AT RETAIL; AND (3) INFORMATION REGARDING WHAT RETAIL EQUIPMENT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY SYSTEM. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH "EQUIPMENT" SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO A MODEM OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT MAKES POSSIBLE THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA TO OR FROM A COMPUTER VIA TELEPHONE OR OTHER COMMUNICATION LINES. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04674-01-1
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