Bill Text: NY A01416 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Relates to information cable television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availability of required equipment at retail.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - REFERRED TO RULES [A01416 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01416-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1416--C

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
          ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee
          --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to information cable
          television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availabili-
          ty of required equipment at retail

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 224-a of the public service law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d)  Each  cable  television  company  shall  provide  to  each of its
     4  subscribers at the time of the initial subscription and at  least  semi-
     5  annually thereafter a written description of: (1) the equipment required
     6  for  such  subscription;  (2)  information  regarding  how  or  where  a
     7  subscriber may purchase such equipment at retail;  and  (3)  information
     8  regarding  what retail equipment is compatible with the cable television
     9  company system. For purposes of this paragraph "equipment" shall include
    10  but not be limited to a modem or electronic device that  makes  possible
    11  the  transmission  of  data to or from a computer via telephone or other
    12  communication lines.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06362-06-9
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