Bill Text: NY S01840 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to information cable television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availability of required equipment at retail.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-16 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S01840 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01840-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 16, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, COMRIE, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
          and Telecommunications

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to information cable
          television companies must provide to subscribers regarding availabili-
          ty of required equipment at retail

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

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 224-a of the public service law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d) Each cable  television  company  shall  provide  to  each  of  its
     4  subscribers  at  the time of the initial subscription and at least semi-
     5  annually thereafter a written description of: (1) the equipment required
     6  for  such  subscription;  (2)  information  regarding  how  or  where  a
     7  subscriber  may  purchase  such equipment at retail; and (3) information
     8  regarding what retail equipment is compatible with the cable  television
     9  company system. For purposes of this paragraph "equipment" shall include
    10  but  not  be limited to a modem or electronic device that makes possible
    11  the transmission of data to or from a computer via  telephone  or  other
    12  communication lines.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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