Bill Text: NY A07372 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to transfers of cable systems.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - RECOMMITTED TO RULES [A07372 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07372-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          7372
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 29, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- (at request of the Department of Public
          Service)  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations,
          Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public service law,  in  relation  to  transfers  of
          cable systems
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 222 of the public service law,  as
     2  added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
     3    3.  (a)  The  commission  shall approve the application for renewal or
     4  amendment of a franchise  unless  it  finds  that  the  applicant[,  the
     5  proposed  transferee] or the cable television system does not conform to
     6  the standards established in the regulations promulgated by the  commis-
     7  sion  pursuant  to  section  two hundred fifteen of this article or that
     8  approval would be in  violation  of  law,  any  regulation  or  standard
     9  promulgated  by the commission or the public interest, provided however,
    10  that a failure to conform to the  standards  established  in  the  regu-
    11  lations promulgated by the commission shall not preclude approval of any
    12  such  application if the commission finds that such approval would serve
    13  the public interest.
    14    (b) The commission shall not approve the application for a transfer of
    15  a franchise, any transfer of control of a franchise  or  certificate  of
    16  confirmation,  or  of  facilities constituting a significant part of any
    17  cable television system  unless  the  applicant  demonstrates  that  the
    18  proposed transferee and the cable television system conform to the stan-
    19  dards  established  in  the  regulations  promulgated  by the commission
    20  pursuant to section two hundred fifteen of this article,  that  approval
    21  would not be in violation of law, or any regulation or standards promul-
    22  gated  by  the  commission,  and  that  the transfer is otherwise in the
    23  public interest; provided, however, that a failure  to  conform  to  the
    24  standards  established  in the regulations promulgated by the commission
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09333-01-9

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     1  shall not preclude approval of any such application  if  the  commission
     2  finds that such approval would serve the public interest.
     3    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
     4  application pending before the public service commission on such date.
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