|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 24, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S5117
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
S5117 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5117 SPONSOR: RYAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to enacting the "NY broadband resiliency, public safety and quality act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the Public Service Commission to exercise oversight, promulgate rules and regulations, and conduct evaluations regarding the resiliency, public safety, and quality of broadband and VoIP service in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2 of the bill finds and declares that access to high-speed broadband service is a necessity and essential to participation in the economy, education and civic life.
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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