STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 458 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (Prefiled) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ARROYO, COOK, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, STECK, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to direct dialing to public service answering points The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 717-a 2 to read as follows: 3 § 717-a. Direct dialing to public service answering points. 1. For 4 purposes of this section, "public building" shall mean any building 5 belonging to the state, county, town, village, school district or any 6 other political or civil subdivision of state or local government. 7 2. For purposes of this section, "multi-line telephone system" shall 8 mean any system comprised of common control units, telephone sets, 9 control hardware and software, and adjunct systems which enables users 10 to make and receive telephone calls using shared resources such as tele- 11 phone network trunks or data link bandwidth. This term includes, but is 12 not limited to, network-based and premises-based systems such as Centrex 13 service, premises-based, hosted and cloud-based VoIP, as well as PBX, 14 Hybrid and Key Telephone Systems, as classified by the FCC under Part 68 15 of its rules. 16 3. All public buildings which operate on a multi-line telephone system 17 in this state must configure their multi-line telephone system hardware 18 to allow any call to 911 on the system to be directly connected to a 19 public service answering point. 20 4. The requirements of subdivision three of this section shall not 21 apply to any public building operating on a multi-line telephone system 22 that would be required to upgrade the hardware of their telephone 23 network to meet said requirement. However, every telephone in any exempt EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00608-01-9A. 458 2 1 public building operating on a multi-line telephone system shall place 2 an instructional sticker on or immediately adjacent to each telephone 3 informing users of the phone's inability to directly dial 911 and the 4 procedures to follow to connect to a 911 public service answering point 5 in case of an emergency. 6 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall 7 have become a law.