NY Lawmaker Seeks Probe Into VoIP Deregulation Group

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The New York State Senate's passage of a bill to keep Voice over Internet Protocol unregulated — a move backers say would foster competition — led a lawmaker Friday to call for an investigation into whether a free-market group that crafted model VoIP legislation is illegally lobbying.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Manhattan, said the conservative, Washington-based American Legislative Exchange Council, whose model VoIP deregulation bill bears similarities in key places to the one on the move in Albany, appeared to be influencing state politics.

"Despite not...
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