Bill Text: NY S00036 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the public service commission to prohibit the attachment of wireless equipment or any other like attachments to existing utility poles in certain circumstances.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S00036 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S00036-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           36

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations

        AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to prohibiting the
          attachment of wireless equipment and other like attachments to  exist-
          ing utility poles in certain circumstances

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

     1    Section 1. The opening  paragraph  of  section  119-a  of  the  public
     2  service law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is added
     3  to read as follows:
     4    2.  The commission shall prohibit the attachment of wireless broadcast
     5  or relay equipment, or any other like attachments, to any  utility  pole
     6  which  was  installed  on,  before  or  after the effective date of this
     7  subdivision, or unless an existing easement  is  explicitly  amended  in
     8  writing  and  filed to include wireless broadcast or relay equipment, or
     9  any other like attachments to a utility pole, or unless a  new  easement
    10  is  written  and  filed to allow the attachment of wireless broadcast or
    11  relay equipment, or any other like attachments, to a utility pole.  Such
    12  amendments to an existing easement or a new easement  shall  not  affect
    13  any adjoining property or property owners.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02324-01-1
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