Bill Text: NY S05782 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Relates to commercial mobile radio and cellular telephone service providers; permits the commission of public service to designate any commercial mobile radio service provider as an eligible telecommunications carrier for purposes of providing lifeline service.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-11-26 - DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR [S05782 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05782-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         5782--A
            Cal. No. 888

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 14, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BENJAMIN, CARLUCCI, 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 commercial mobile
          radio and cellular telephone service providers

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

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 5 of the  public  service  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
     3    c. Notwithstanding paragraph a of this subdivision, the commission may
     4  designate  any  commercial  mobile  radio  or cellular telephone service
     5  providers as an eligible  telecommunications  carrier  for  purposes  of
     6  providing  lifeline  service, in addition to any commercial mobile radio
     7  or cellular telephone service providers designated as such  pursuant  to
     8  47 U.S.C. § 214(e) and 47 U.S.C. § 214(e)(2), without requiring any such
     9  provider  to  obtain  a  certificate of public convenience and necessity
    10  pursuant to section ninety-nine of this chapter.   The  commissioner  is
    11  authorized  to  promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to imple-
    12  ment the provisions of this paragraph.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11763-03-9
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