Comments: NY A03534 | 2011-2012 | General Assembly

Bill Title: Requires the establishment of a citizens' committee on cable television prior to granting or renewing a cable television franchise by a municipality; such committee shall study and make recommendations on the requirement of the municipality for public education and local government programming; all such recommendations shall be included in the franchise agreement; eliminates the authority of counties to enter into franchise agreements with cable television systems; requires every municipality having a population of less than one million, which charges cable television fees to annually put aside not less than $250,000 to be spent exclusively for the creation, operation and maintenance of a public access television station; requires cable television systems to post municipal franchise agreement on their internet websites.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-09-04 - enacting clause stricken [A03534 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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