senate Bill S5117

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "NY broadband resiliency, public safety and quality act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Feb 24, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5117 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7412
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§250 & 251, Pub Serv L

S5117 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "NY broadband resiliency, public safety and quality act" to provide for oversight of the resiliency, public safety and quality of broadband and voice over internet protocol service.

S5117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5117 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5117
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to enacting the "NY
   broadband resiliency, public safety and quality act"

   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 "NY broadband resiliency, public safety and quality act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares
 that access to high-speed broadband service is a necessity and essential
 to  participation in the economy, education and civic life. Closing gaps
 in broadband availability is a matter of deployment,  affordability  and
 ensuring  networks  are  resilient,  high  quality and facilitate public
 safety. Because voice over internet protocol  has  replaced  traditional
 voice  telephone service for a large segment of the population, ensuring
 its reliability is in the public interest  and  consistent  with  public
 safety goals. State regulators require unambiguous authority and a clear
 mandate to establish and enforce appropriate oversight and regulation of
 broadband  and voice over internet protocol service in order to meet the
 state's goals of universal, high-quality and affordable access.
   § 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new article  12  to
 read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 12
            BROADBAND RESILIENCY, PUBLIC SAFETY AND QUALITY ACT
 SECTION 250. DEFINITIONS.
         251. OVERSIGHT OF BROADBAND AND VOIP SERVICE.
   §  250.  DEFINITIONS.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1. "BROADBAND SERVICE" SHALL MEAN A MASS-MARKET  RETAIL  SERVICE  THAT
 PROVIDES THE CAPABILITY TO TRANSMIT DATA TO AND RECEIVE DATA FROM ALL OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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