senate Bill S1631

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires highway projects that receive state funding to include the installation of broadband conduits and provides for access to such conduits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 14, 2021 referred to transportation

S1631 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §23, Transp L; add §119-d, Pub Serv L

S1631 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires highway projects that receive state funding to include the installation of broadband conduits suitable for fiber optic cables or wireless facilities that support broadband services and provides for access to such conduits on a competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory basis, for a charge not to exceed a cost-based rate.

S1631 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1631 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1631
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the transportation law and the public  service  law,  in
   relation  to  requiring highway projects that receive state funding to
   include the installation  of  broadband  conduits  and  providing  for
   access to such conduits
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a  new  section
 23 to read as follows:
   §  23.  BROADBAND  CONDUIT  REQUIREMENT  FOR CERTAIN HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY  HIGHWAY
 PROJECT  WHICH  RECEIVES STATE FUNDING SHALL INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF
 CONDUITS SUITABLE FOR FIBER OPTIC CABLES  OR  WIRELESS  FACILITIES  THAT
 SUPPORT BROADBAND SERVICES.
   §  2.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section 119-d
 to read as follows:
   § 119-D. BROADBAND CONDUIT ACCESS.  THE  COMMISSION,  IN  CONSULTATION
 WITH  THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SHALL ENSURE THAT ANY REQUESTING
 PROVIDER OF BROADBAND SERVICES  HAS  ACCESS  TO  ANY  BROADBAND  CONDUIT
 INSTALLED  PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTION TWENTY-THREE OF THE
 TRANSPORTATION LAW. SUCH ACCESS SHALL BE ON A COMPETITIVELY NEUTRAL  AND
 NONDISCRIMINATORY BASIS, FOR A CHARGE NOT TO EXCEED A COST-BASED RATE.
   §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08550-01-1


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