Bill Text: NY A02037 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Directs the department of public service to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband program within the state.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-12 - substituted by s6041a [A02037 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02037-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2037--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions   --   committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN ACT directing the department of public service to study the feasibil-
          ity of a municipal broadband program within the state

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

     1    Section 1. The department of public  service  shall,  in  consultation
     2  with  the  urban  development  corporation  and any other relevant state
     3  entity, undertake a study and evaluation of the feasibility of a munici-
     4  pal broadband program within the state. Such study and evaluation  shall
     5  include,  but  not  be  limited  to:  the estimated costs of a municipal
     6  broadband program, the current state and federal resources available  to
     7  municipalities  to  undertake such a program, and the relevant expertise
     8  necessary for a municipality to administer such a program.
     9    § 2. The department of public service shall evaluate  such  data  with
    10  the assistance of experts in:
    11    a. internet speeds;
    12    b. telecommunications; and
    13    c. broadband infrastructure.
    14    §  3. No later than one year after the effective date of this act, the
    15  department of public service shall submit to the governor, the temporary
    16  president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly a report on the
    17  feasibility of a municipal broadband  program  within  the  state.  Such
    18  report  shall  also  be  posted  on  the  department of public service's
    19  website.
    20    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01696-02-9
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