senate Bill S5926

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary commission to study the environmental and health effects of evolving 5G technology

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee


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Mar 23, 2021 referred to internet and technology

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S5926 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6448
Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
State Technology

S5926 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary commission to study the environmental and health effects of evolving 5G technology.

S5926 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5926 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5926
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology
 
 AN ACT establishing a commission to study the environmental  and  health
   effects  of  evolving  5G  technology; 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. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that fifth gener-
 ation, or 5G, wireless technology is intended to greatly increase device
 capability  and connectivity. Therefore, the legislature finds a commis-
 sion is needed to examine the advantages and risks  associated  with  5G
 technology,  with  a  focus  on  its  environmental impact and potential
 health effects on citizens of our state.
   § 2. Commission. There is hereby established a  temporary  commission,
 to  be  known  as  the "commission to study the environmental and health
 effects of evolving 5G technology" (hereinafter "the  commission"),  for
 the purpose of studying the environmental and health effects of evolving
 wireless  technologies,  including  fifth generation or "5G" technology,
 including the use of earlier generation technologies.
   § 3. Membership. (a) The commission shall consist of  fifteen  members
 to be appointed as follows:
   (1)  Four  individuals with an expertise on issues related to 5G tech-
 nology, including, but not limited to an expertise in public health, the
 environment, or the effects of wireless radiation, to  be  appointed  by
 the temporary president of the senate.
   (2)  Four  individuals with an expertise on issues related to 5G tech-
 nology, including, but not limited to an expertise in public health, the
 environment, or the effects of wireless radiation, to  be  appointed  by
 the speaker of the assembly.
   (3)  One  member  from  the  public  with  expertise in the biological
 effects of wireless radiation, to be appointed by the governor.

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

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