senate Bill S3297

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Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"

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  • 15 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.366
  • 13 / Apr / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LIBRARIES AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.124
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • AMENDED 3297A
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"; authorizes the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, library systems and other governmental entities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4997
Versions:
S3297
S3297A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง286, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6901, A10898

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BILL NUMBER:S3297

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state library
to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information
resources for state agencies, libraries and other governmental entities

PURPOSE:
State agencies and the libraries of New York individually license and
purchase electronic databases and other information resources. Access
to information is not only vital to the functioning of our democracy,
but also to creating an environment conducive to learning, research
and innovation. The coordination of the selection and purchase of
these resources by the state library would result in greater
efficiencies and cost savings for the public and foster improved
access to information across the state.
Therefore, it is in the best interests of the state and its libraries
to enact the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS)
Act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The Education Law is amended by adding a new section 286 to:

1) Create the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS).

2) Participants - entities permitted to participate in NYSCIS are
state agencies, library systems and their member libraries,
authorities and other local governmental entities.

3) State contracts - state agencies are required to Coordinate their
procurement for information resources through the state library or
its designee.

4) Resource selection - the state library shall create an advisory
committee representative of participants who will be tasked with the
selection of information resources to be included in NYSCIS.

5) Administration - the state library or its designee shall administer
NYSCIS and be permitted to recoup expenses for coordinating these
collaborative purchasing agreements.

6) Effective date - six months after it shall become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The State of New York and its 4,000 libraries (public, school and
college) spend millions of dollars annually purchasing subscriptions
to online databases and other types of electronic resources from
private vendors.
Pricing varies widely depending on the purchaser and size of
subscriptions.

By authorizing the State Library to coordinate and negotiate the
purchase of these subscriptions on behalf of eligible participating
entities, and State Library can obtain lower prices and greater
access to these online research tools. Initial savings would range
from several hundred thousand to millions of dollars over a few
years, depending on the number entities participating.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010-2011 -S.6901

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Substantial savings to state and local governments.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect six months after becoming law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3297

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, JOHNSON, LARKIN -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the  state
  library  to  coordinate  the purchase of electronic databases or other
  information resources for state agencies, libraries and other  govern-
  mental entities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New  York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings.  State agencies and the libraries of New
York individually license and purchase electronic  databases  and  other
information  resources.  Access  to information is not only vital to the
functioning of our democracy, but also to creating an environment condu-
cive to learning, research  and  innovation.  The  coordination  of  the
selection  and  purchase  of  these resources by the state library would
result in greater efficiencies and  cost  savings  for  the  public  and
foster improved access to information across the state. Therefore, it is
in  the  best interests of the state and its libraries to enact the "New
York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 286 to  read
as follows:
  S  286.  NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM.  1. GENERAL.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION
SYSTEM (NYSCIS) TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE  STATE  LIBRARY  TO  ENABLE  A
COLLABORATIVE  AND  COST  EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO THE PROCUREMENT OF ELEC-
TRONIC DATABASE AND OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES.
  2. PARTICIPANTS. ENTITIES PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NYSCIS ARE STATE
AGENCIES, LIBRARY SYSTEMS AND THEIR MEMBER  LIBRARIES,  AUTHORITIES  AND
OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01850-02-1

S. 3297                             2

  3.  STATE  CONTRACTS.  STATE AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE THEIR
PROCUREMENT FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY  OR  ITS
DESIGNEE.
  4.  RESOURCE  SELECTION.  THE  STATE  LIBRARY SHALL CREATE AN ADVISORY
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE OF PARTICIPANTS IN THIS  COLLABORATIVE  EFFORT,
AND  WILL  BE  TASKED  WITH THE SELECTION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES TO BE
INCLUDED IN NYSCIS.
  5. ADMINISTRATION. THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS DESIGNEE SHALL  ADMINISTER
NYSCIS AND BE PERMITTED TO RECOUP EXPENSES FOR COORDINATING THESE COLLA-
BORATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS.
  S  4. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have become
a law.

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