assembly Bill A7412

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 25, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 07, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A7412 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5117
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§250 & 251, Pub Serv L

A7412 (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.

A7412 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7412
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 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
 SUBSTANTIALLY ALL INTERNET ENDPOINTS, INCLUDING  ANY  CAPABILITIES  THAT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.