STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
January 5, 2017
Introduced by Sen. CROCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
ty and Military Affairs
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.
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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.