Bill Text: NY S00111 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires financial reports from the New York state broadband program office which detail expenditures of state and federal funds from the inception of the program and annually.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S00111 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00111-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           111
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
        AN ACT to require financial reports from the New  York  state  broadband
          program office
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The New York state broadband office shall produce a written
     2  "look back" report on all expenditures between April 13,  2015  and  the
     3  effective  date  of this act. The report shall state in clear detail how
     4  the broadband office has used the $500,000,000 allocated for the New  NY
     5  Broadband  Initiative  in  the  FY2015-2016  Capital Projects Budget, in
     6  addition to the $170,000,000 obtained  from  the  Federal  Communication
     7  Commission's Connect America Fund.
     8    The report shall include, but not be limited to:
     9    (a)  the  total  amount of public funds committed and expended by this
    10  program;
    11    (b) the total amount of private funds committed and expended  by  this
    12  program;
    13    (c)  the  location  of  each  area  receiving  investments  under this
    14  program, including zip+4 codes;
    15    (d) planned future investments by both public and private parties; and
    16    (e) other information as the broadband office deems appropriate.
    17    The report required under this section shall  be  published  no  later
    18  than 180 days after the effective date of this act.
    19    §  2. On an annual basis, the broadband office shall produce a written
    20  report on all expenditures of the previous twelve  months.  This  report
    21  shall contain the same criteria as the look back report. The first annu-
    22  al report shall be published no later than one year after the publishing
    23  of the initial look back report required by section one of this act, and
    24  shall continue through January 1, 2022.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02853-01-9

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     1    § 3. The look back report and annual reports shall be posted conspicu-
     2  ously  on  the  broadband  office's website. Additionally, a copy of the
     3  report shall be sent to the:
     4    (a) Temporary President of the Senate;
     5    (b) Speaker of the Assembly;
     6    (c) Chair of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee; and
     7    (d) Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee.
     8    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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