senate Bill S3297A

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:
A4997A
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:S3297A

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:
Amends Section 286 of the Education Law 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 but not limited to
the State University of New York and the City University of New York.

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) Rules and Regulations. The commissioner shall adopt rules and
regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions
of this section.

Section 4: 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--A
    Cal. No. 124

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  AVELLA,  GRIFFO,  HANNON,  JOHNSON,
  LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
  ed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01850-03-2

S. 3297--A                          2

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, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  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.
  6. RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS  AS  ARE  NECESSARY  TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES AND PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
  S 4. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have  become
a  law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of
any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this  act  on
its  effective  date is authorized to be made and completed on or before
such date.

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