senate Bill S5062

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commission to establish standards and safeguards for certain radio and phone providers to meet eligibility to provide lifeline services

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Current Bill Status Via A6436 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.850
substituted for s5062
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a6436
May 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 28, 2021 1st report cal.850
Feb 23, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Apr 14, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5062
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 14, 2021

nay (1)

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S5062 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6436
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5, Pub Serv L

S5062 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commission to establish standards and safeguards for certain radio and phone providers to meet eligibility to provide lifeline services to be applicable to new applicants only.

S5062 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5062 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5062
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 directing the
   commission to establish standards and safeguards for certain radio and
   phone providers to meet eligibility to provide lifeline services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  c  of subdivision 6 of section 5 of the public
 service law, as amended by chapter 13 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   c. Notwithstanding paragraph a of this subdivision, the commission may
 designate any commercial mobile  radio  or  cellular  telephone  service
 providers  as  an  eligible  telecommunications  carrier for purposes of
 providing lifeline service, in addition to any commercial  mobile  radio
 or  cellular  telephone service providers designated as such pursuant to
 47 U.S.C. § 214(e) and 47 U.S.C. § 214(e)(2), without requiring any such
 provider to obtain a certificate of  public  convenience  and  necessity
 pursuant  to  section  ninety-nine  of  this  chapter. The commission is
 authorized AND DIRECTED to promulgate all rules and  regulations  neces-
 sary  to  implement  the  provisions of this paragraph, AND TO ESTABLISH
 STANDARDS AND SAFEGUARDS FOR APPROVAL AS AN ELIGIBLE  TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 CARRIER  FOR  PURPOSES OF PROVIDING LIFELINE SERVICE. SUCH STANDARDS AND
 SAFEGUARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE PROVIDER'S  MANAGE-
 RIAL, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL CAPABILITY AND EXPERTISE, INCLUDING WHETH-
 ER THE PROVIDER HAS FORFEITED ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER DESIG-
 NATION IN ANOTHER STATE OR BEEN SUBJECT TO THE IMPOSITION OF SUBSTANTIAL
 MONETARY  PENALTIES  BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR ANOTHER
 STATE.  UPON ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSION, SUCH STANDARDS  AND  SAFEGUARDS
 SHALL  APPLY  TO  NEW  APPLICANTS,  AND  SHALL  NOT  APPLY TO PREVIOUSLY
 APPROVED PROVIDERS OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES OF SUCH PROVIDERS WITH  COMMON
 FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL CAPABILITY AND EXPERTISE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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