Bill Text: NY S04519 | 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 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S04519 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04519-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 439

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     March 14, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, COMRIE, METZGER -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
          and  Telecommunications  --  reported  favorably  from said committee,
          ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
          amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
          third reading

        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.