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S01184 Summary:

Add 99-x, Gen Muni L
Prohibits the construction of wireless communications facilities on or within fifteen hundred feet of school property.
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S01184 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 6, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
        AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  prohibiting
          the  construction  of wireless communication facilities within fifteen
          hundred feet of school property

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
     2  section 99-x to read as follows:
     3    § 99-x. Construction of wireless communication facilities on  or  near
     4  school  property;  prohibition.  1.  For  purposes  of this section, the
     5  following terms shall have the following meanings:
     6    (a) "school property" shall mean all buildings,  structures  and  land
     7  contained  within the real property boundary line of a public or private
     8  elementary or secondary school.
     9    (b) "wireless communication facility" shall mean an unstaffed facility
    10  used in the receipt and  transmission  of  wireless  telephone  service,
    11  including,  but  not  limited to, antennas, ancillary telecommunications
    12  equipment and telecommunications towers and poles.
    13    2. A municipal corporation or other entity  having  the  authority  to
    14  issue  a  permit  or  license  to  authorize  the placement, erection or
    15  construction of a wireless communication facility  shall  prohibit  such
    16  placement,  erection or construction of such facility on school property
    17  or within fifteen hundred feet of school property.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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