Bill Text: NY A00590 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires software that blocks automated calls to be provided in state contracts that include information and communication technologies.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - referred to governmental operations [A00590 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00590-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           590

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M. of A. STECK, BLANKENBUSH, BUTTENSCHON, BYRNE, COLTON,
          CRUZ, DeSTEFANO, DINOWITZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FRONTUS,  GALEF,  GOTTFRIED,
          GRIFFIN,  HAWLEY, HYNDMAN, MANKTELOW, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO, MORINELLO,
          NORRIS, PICHARDO,  RA,  REYES,  ROZIC,  SALKA,  SANTABARBARA,  SAYEGH,
          SIMON,  SMULLEN,  STIRPE,  WALCZYK,  WALSH,  WEPRIN  --  read once and
          referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to requiring software
          that blocks automated calls to be provided  in  state  contracts  that
          include information and communication technologies

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

     1    Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  148 to read as follows:
     3    § 148. Automated call software. 1. As used in this section:
     4    a.  "information  and  communication technologies" includes, but shall
     5  not be limited to, any communication  device  or  application  including
     6  radio,  television,  cellular  phones, computer and network hardware and
     7  software, and satellite systems as well  as  the  various  services  and
     8  applications   associated  with  them,  such  as  videoconferencing  and
     9  distance learning;
    10    b. "caller identification information" means information  provided  to
    11  an  end  user by a caller identification service regarding the telephone
    12  number of, or other information regarding the  origination  of,  a  call
    13  made using a telecommunications service or voip service;
    14    c.  "caller  identification  service"  means  any  service  or  device
    15  designed to provide the user of the service or device with the telephone
    16  number of, or other information regarding the  origination  of,  a  call
    17  made  using  a  telecommunications  service  or  voip service. Such term
    18  includes automatic number identification services; and

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04063-01-1

        A. 590                              2

     1    d. "voip service" means any service that: enables real  time,  two-way
     2  voice  communication  originating  from  or  terminating  at  the user's
     3  location in internet protocol or a successor protocol; utilizes a broad-
     4  band connection at the user's location; and permits a user to receive  a
     5  call  that  originates  on  the public switched telephone network and to
     6  terminate a call to the public switched telephone network.
     7    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, where a
     8  contract that includes information and communication technologies is  to
     9  be  awarded by a state agency, public authority or municipality pursuant
    10  to a competitive bidding process or a request for proposal process, such
    11  competitive bidding process or request for proposal and  the  subsequent
    12  awarded  contract  shall require that such information and communication
    13  technologies shall make available software that blocks  automated  calls
    14  and  calls  that cause a caller identification service to transmit false
    15  caller identification information to all  telephone  and  wireless  cell
    16  phone customers. Such software shall be provided free of charge.
    17    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    18  ing the date it shall have become a law.
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