Bill Text: NY S04746 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to establishing a commission to study and report on the potential implementation of legislation, rules and regulations for an open internet for New Yorkers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - REFERRED TO INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY [S04746 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04746-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4746
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Internet and
          Technology
        AN ACT in relation to establishing a commission to study and  report  on
          the potential implementation of legislation, rules and regulations for
          an open internet for New Yorkers; and providing for the repeal of such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. A ten-member commission is hereby established to assess the
     2  potential implementation of legislation, rules and  regulations  for  an
     3  open internet for New Yorkers.
     4    § 2. The commission shall be comprised of:
     5    (a) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
     6    (b) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
     7    (c) two members appointed by the governor;
     8    (d)  two  members  appointed  by  the chief information officer of the
     9  office of information technology services;
    10    (e) one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and
    11    (f) one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.
    12    § 3. The commission shall provide a report to the governor, the speak-
    13  er of the assembly and the temporary  president  of  the  senate  on  or
    14  before January 1, 2021. Such report shall include:
    15    (a)  any  impacts in the New York state internet market of the Federal
    16  Communications Commission's repeal of open internet regulations;
    17    (b) an analysis of potential legislation,  rules  and  regulations  to
    18  advance an open internet in New York state;
    19    (c)  any  incidences  of  throttling, blocking, or paid prioritization
    20  that have occurred by the internet service providers  serving  New  York
    21  state; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01282-01-9

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     1    (d)  recommendations  regarding  the  advancement of an open internet,
     2  along with legislative and regulatory proposals as the commission  deems
     3  necessary to implement such recommendations.
     4    §  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     5  deemed repealed January 1, 2021.
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