assembly Bill A8552B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides internet access to all individuals residing in temporary housing

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 03, 2022 print number 8552b
Aug 03, 2022 amend and recommit to social services
May 31, 2022 print number 8552a
May 31, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
Dec 13, 2021 referred to social services

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A8552 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3593
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 153, Soc Serv L; §16-gg, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9030

A8552 - Summary

Provides "WiFi service" internet access to all individuals residing in temporary housing; provides that one hundred percent of the cost for the expense incurred for local social services districts to provide such internet access shall be reimbursed by the state; relates to the ConnectAll digital equity grant program.

A8552 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8552
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. REYES, HEVESI, MAMDANI, GUNTHER, GRIFFIN -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing inter-
   net access to all individuals residing in temporary housing
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 17 of the social services law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision (m) to read as follows:
   (M) REQUIRE THAT EACH LOCAL SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  PROVIDE
 INTERNET ACCESS TO ALL INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN TEMPORARY HOUSING IN SUCH
 DISTRICT.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION, TEMPORARY HOUSING SHALL
 INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A FAMILY SHELTER, A SHELTER FOR ADULTS, A
 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER, A RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH  SHELTER,  OR  A
 SAFE  HOUSE  FOR  REFUGEES.  EACH  LOCAL  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL
 SUBMIT THEIR PLAN TO PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS PURSUANT TO  THIS  SUBDIVI-
 SION  TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR OVERSIGHT AND APPROVAL WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF
 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT. SHELTERS SHALL IMPLEMENT AND COMPLY WITH
 SUCH PLANS WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF SUCH APPROVAL.
   § 2. Section 153 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ONE
 HUNDRED  PERCENT  OF  THE COST FOR THE EXPENSE INCURRED FOR LOCAL SOCIAL
 SERVICES DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION
 (M) OF SECTION SEVENTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER  SHALL  BE  REIMBURSED  BY  THE
 STATE.
   §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
 have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
 repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
 this  act  on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
 on or before such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01779-05-1

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A8552A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3593
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 153, Soc Serv L; §16-gg, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9030

A8552A - Summary

Provides "WiFi service" internet access to all individuals residing in temporary housing; provides that one hundred percent of the cost for the expense incurred for local social services districts to provide such internet access shall be reimbursed by the state; relates to the ConnectAll digital equity grant program.

A8552A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8552--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. REYES, HEVESI, MAMDANI, GUNTHER, GRIFFIN, GONZA-
   LEZ-ROJAS, THIELE, SIMON, MEEKS --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Social Services -- recommitted to the Committee on Social
   Services  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing inter-
   net access to all individuals residing in temporary  housing;  and  to
   amend  the  New  York  state  urban  development  corporation  act, in
   relation to the ConnectAll  digital  equity grant program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision (k) of section 17 of the social services law,
 as relettered by chapter 424 of the laws of 2017, is relettered subdivi-
 sion (l) and new subdivision (k) is added to read as follows:
   (K) REQUIRE THAT ALL TEMPORARY HOUSING FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE  UNIN-
 TERRUPTED  ACCESS  TO  HIGH-SPEED  BROADBAND  INTERNET  SERVICE AND WIFI
 SERVICE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN SUCH TEMPORARY HOUSING.  THE WIFI
 SERVICE SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT ALL PRIVATE AND COMMON  AREAS
 ACCESSIBLE  TO  RESIDENTS.  SUCH WIFI SERVICE MUST BE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH
 PERSONAL DEVICES OF THE RESIDENTS.  THE  WIFI  SERVICE  SIGNAL  STRENGTH
 SHALL  BE  CONSISTENT  AND SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT SIMULTANEOUS USE BY ALL
 RESIDENTS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HIGH-SPEED BROAD-
 BAND INTERNET SERVICE" MEANS INTERNET SERVICE WITH DOWNLOAD SPEEDS OF AT
 LEAST ONE GIGABIT PER SECOND  AND  UPLOAD  SPEEDS  OF  ONE  GIGABIT  PER
 SECOND,  OR  IF  SUCH  SPEEDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THE MAXIMUM DOWNLOAD AND
 UPLOAD SPEEDS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
 DISTRICT,  UNLESS  A  PLAN  WITH  LOWER  SPEEDS IS DEEMED SUFFICIENT AND
 APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF BROADBAND ACCESS OF THE NEW YORK STATE URBAN
 DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AND THE TERM "WIFI  SERVICE"  MEANS  ACCESS  TO
 HIGH-SPEED  BROADBAND INTERNET THROUGH WIRELESS ROUTER WHICH CONNECTS TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01779-10-2

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A8552B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3593
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17 & 153, Soc Serv L; §16-gg, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9030

A8552B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides "WiFi service" internet access to all individuals residing in temporary housing; provides that one hundred percent of the cost for the expense incurred for local social services districts to provide such internet access shall be reimbursed by the state; relates to the ConnectAll digital equity grant program.

A8552B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8552--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. REYES, HEVESI, MAMDANI, GUNTHER, GRIFFIN, GONZA-
   LEZ-ROJAS, THIELE, SIMON, MEEKS --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Social Services -- recommitted to the Committee on Social
   Services  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on  Social  Services
   in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing inter-
   net  access  to  all individuals residing in temporary housing; and to
   amend the  New  York  state  urban  development  corporation  act,  in
   relation to the ConnectAll  digital  equity grant program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (k) of section 17 of the social  services  law,
 as relettered by chapter 424 of the laws of 2017, is relettered subdivi-
 sion (l) and a new subdivision (k) is added to read as follows:
   (K)  REQUIRE THAT ALL TEMPORARY HOUSING FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE UNIN-
 TERRUPTED ACCESS TO  HIGH-SPEED  BROADBAND  INTERNET  SERVICE  AND  WIFI
 SERVICE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN SUCH TEMPORARY HOUSING.  THE WIFI
 SERVICE  SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT ALL PRIVATE AND COMMON AREAS
 ACCESSIBLE TO RESIDENTS. SUCH WIFI SERVICE MUST  BE  ACCESSIBLE  THROUGH
 PERSONAL  DEVICES  OF  THE  RESIDENTS.  THE WIFI SERVICE SIGNAL STRENGTH
 SHALL BE CONSISTENT AND SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT SIMULTANEOUS  USE  BY  ALL
 RESIDENTS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HIGH-SPEED BROAD-
 BAND INTERNET SERVICE" MEANS INTERNET SERVICE WITH DOWNLOAD SPEEDS OF AT
 LEAST  ONE  GIGABIT PER SECOND AND UPLOAD SPEEDS OF AT LEAST ONE GIGABIT
 PER SECOND, OR IF SUCH SPEEDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THE MAXIMUM DOWNLOAD AND
 UPLOAD SPEEDS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
 DISTRICT,  UNLESS  A  PLAN  WITH  LOWER  SPEEDS IS DEEMED SUFFICIENT AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01779-13-2