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A00608 Summary:

COSPNSRArroyo, Cook, Gottfried, Galef, Steck, Otis
MLTSPNSRCrouch, Hikind, Hooper, Magee, Simon
Add §717-a, Exec L
Requires that public buildings with multi-line telephone systems configure their system hardware in order to allow any call placed to 911, to be directly connected to a public service answering point.
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A00608 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, ARROYO, COOK, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, STECK --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH, HIKIND, HOOPER, MAGEE, SIMON --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  direct  dialing  to
          public service answering points

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  717-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  717-a.  Direct  dialing to public service answering points. 1.  For
     4  purposes of this section, "public  building"  shall  mean  any  building
     5  belonging  to  the  state, county, town, village, school district or any
     6  other political or civil subdivision of state or local government.
     7    2. For purposes of this section, "multi-line telephone  system"  shall
     8  mean  any  system  comprised  of  common  control units, telephone sets,
     9  control hardware and software, and adjunct systems which  enables  users
    10  to make and receive telephone calls using shared resources such as tele-
    11  phone  network trunks or data link bandwidth. This term includes, but is
    12  not limited to, network-based and premises-based systems such as Centrex
    13  service, premises-based, hosted and cloud-based VoIP, as  well  as  PBX,
    14  Hybrid and Key Telephone Systems, as classified by the FCC under Part 68
    15  of its rules.
    16    3. All public buildings which operate on a multi-line telephone system
    17  in  this state must configure their multi-line telephone system hardware
    18  to allow any call to 911 on the system to be  directly  connected  to  a
    19  public service answering point.
    20    4.  The  requirements  of  subdivision three of this section shall not
    21  apply to any public building operating on a multi-line telephone  system
    22  that  would  be  required  to  upgrade  the  hardware of their telephone
    23  network to meet said requirement. However, every telephone in any exempt
    24  public building operating on a multi-line telephone system  shall  place
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 608                              2
     1  an  instructional  sticker  on or immediately adjacent to each telephone
     2  informing users of the phone's inability to directly dial  911  and  the
     3  procedures  to follow to connect to a 911 public service answering point
     4  in case of an emergency.
     5    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     6  have become a law.
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