New York County Law
Sec. § 335
County of Tompkins Enhanced 911 Emergency Telephone System


* § 335. County of Tompkins enhanced 911 emergency telephone system.

1.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, the county of Tompkins acting through its local county legislative body, is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt, amend or repeal local laws to impose a surcharge, in addition to the surcharge established and imposed under section three hundred three of the county law, in an amount not to exceed sixty-five cents per access line per month on the customers of every service supplier within such municipality to pay for the costs associated with obtaining, operating and maintaining the telecommunication equipment and telephone services needed to provide an enhanced 911 (E911) emergency telephone system to serve such county.

2.

Any such local law shall state the amount of the surcharge, the date on which the service supplier shall begin to add such surcharge to the billings of its customers and, to the extent practicable, the date on which such E911 service is to begin. Such local law may authorize the service supplier to begin billing its customers for such surcharge prior to the date the E911 system service is to begin.

3.

Any service supplier within a municipality which has imposed a surcharge pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be given a minimum of forty-five days written notice prior to the date it shall begin to add such surcharge to the billings of its customers or prior to any modification to or change in the surcharge amount.

4.

The surcharge established pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be imposed on a per access line basis on all current bills rendered for local exchange access service within the 911 service area.

5.

No such surcharge shall be imposed upon more than seventy-five exchange access lines per customer per location.

6.

Lifeline customers, a public safety agency and any municipality which has enacted a local law pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be exempt from any surcharge imposed under this section. * NB Repealed July 11, 2019
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