senate Bill S3184

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to ensuring all children have access to the delivery of technology through high-quality broadband internet connectivity

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 28, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 2, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S3184
11
4
committee
11
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2021

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S3184 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5180
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9-A §§430 - 439, Ed L; add §186-h, Tax L; add §95-j, St Fin L; amd Art 11 Art Head, add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11180

S3184 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "E-Let's Expand Access to Remote Now (E-LEARN) Act" to ensure all children have access to the delivery of technology through high-quality broadband internet connectivity in support of the constitutional education obligations of the state; imposes assessments on telecommunications providers; creates a state fund to accomplish objectives.

S3184 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3184 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3184
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MAYER, PARKER, LIU, COMRIE, BIAGGI, ADDABBO, BAILEY,
   BROOKS, COONEY, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACK-
   SON,  KAMINSKY,  KAPLAN,  KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MAY, PERSAUD,
   REICHLIN-MELNICK, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA,  SKOUF-
   IS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
   committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, the tax law, the state finance law
   and the public service law, in relation to ensuring all children  have
   access  to  the  delivery of technology through high-quality broadband
   internet connectivity in support of the constitutional education obli-
   gations of the state; and providing for the repeal of such  provisions
   upon expiration thereof
 
   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 "E-Let's Expand Access to Remote Now (E-LEARN) Act".
   §  2.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature hereby finds and declares
 that the COVID-19 pandemic has plagued the health, economy and education
 systems throughout New York and impacted the livelihood of  every  resi-
 dent  of  the  state  with an extensive, protracted and disproportionate
 impact on students in every region.
   The legislature further finds  the  unprecedented  closure  of  school
 buildings  for  the last quarter of the 2019-20 school year coupled with
 increasing COVID-19 public health and  safety  concerns  throughout  the
 summer  and into the beginning of the 2020-21 school year have continued
 to present logistical challenges  for  the  delivery  of  education  and
 support services especially for students who are living in poverty.
   The legislature further finds Article XI of the New York state Consti-
 tution  which  stipulates 'The Legislature shall provide for the mainte-
 nance and support of a system of free common schools,  wherein  all  the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02813-01-1

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