N.Y. County Law Section 301

When used in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the specific context clearly indicates otherwise:


“Municipality” means any county except a county wholly contained within a city and any city having a population of one million or more persons.


“Board” means the board of supervisors of a county or an elected county legislative body or city legislative body by whatsoever name designated.


“E911 system” means an enhanced emergency telephone service which automatically connects a person dialing the digits 9-1-1 to an established public service answering point and which shall include, but not be limited to, selective routing, automatic number identification and automatic location identification.


“911 service area” means the area within the geographic boundaries of a county which has established an E911 system.


“Public safety agency” means a functional division of a public agency which provides or has the authority to provide police, firefighting, emergency medical or ambulance services or other emergency services or a private entity which provides emergency medical or ambulance services.


“Public service answering point” means a communications facility which first receives 911 calls from persons within a 911 service area and which may, as appropriate, directly dispatch the services of a public safety agency or extend, transfer, relay or otherwise route 911 calls to the appropriate public safety agency.


“Service supplier” means (i) a telephone corporation which provides local exchange access service within a 911 service area, or


a provider of “voice over internet protocol service” or “VOIP service” that provides such service within a 911 service area.


“System costs” means the costs associated with obtaining and maintaining the telecommunication equipment, all operations and maintenance costs and the telephone services costs necessary to establish and provide an E911 system.


“Wireless communications device” means any equipment used to access a wireless communications service.


“Wireless communications service” means all commercial mobile services, as that term is defined in section 332(d) of title 47, United States Code, as amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, all broadband personal communications services, wireless radio telephone services, geographic area specialized and enhanced specialized mobile radio services, and incumbent-wide area specialized mobile radio licensees, which offer real time, two-way voice or data service that is interconnected with the public switched telephone network or otherwise provides access to emergency communications services.


“Place of primary use” shall mean the street address representative of where a wireless communications customer’s use of the wireless telecommunications service primarily occurs, and must be:


the residential street address or the primary business street address of the wireless communications customer and (ii) within the licensed service area of the wireless communications service supplier.


“Wireless communications service supplier” means any commercial entity that operates a wireless communications service in New York state.


“Voice over internet protocol service” or “VOIP service” shall mean any service that (i) enables real-time, two-way voice communications;


requires a broadband connection from the user’s location;


requires internet protocol compatible customer premises equipment (CPE); and


permits users generally to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public switched telephone network.

Source: Section 301 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CNT/301 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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