S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
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-
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
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.
S. 3297 2
3. STATE CONTRACTS. STATE AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE THEIR
PROCUREMENT FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS
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