senate Bill S1072

Amended

Requires department of economic development to prepare report relating to international trade agreements

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1072A
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1072B
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

Summary

Requires the department of economic development to prepare a report relating to international trade agreements.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1072
S1072A
S1072B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §100, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2398C
2009-2010: S3350

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BILL NUMBER:S1072

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the economic development law, in relation to requiring the
department of economic development to prepare a report relating to
international trade agreements

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To promote understanding of the
impact an international trade agreement will have on the welfare of
New York state business, industry, commerce, job market, laws and
regulatory authority.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 describes the legislative intent.

§2 amends subdivision 47 of section 100 of the economic development
law, requiring the Department of Economic Development to produce a
report on an international trade agreement once it has been entered
into by the President of the United States. The report shall provide
an analysis of the impact the international trade agreement will have
on New York State business, industry, commerce, job market, laws and
regulatory authority, and an estimate of how much it may cost the
state to enforce.

JUSTIFICATION:
Last year Congress passed three new Free Trade
Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia, with little
or no input from state governments. These agreements were wrought
with controversy and drew substantial opposition. The International
Trade Commission stated that the FTA with South Korea would most
likely increase the U.S. trade deficit, and kill more jobs than it
aims to create. The non-partisan Economic Policy Institute released
figures in 2010 which tied the loss of 682,900 U.S. jobs to the
passage of NAFTA.

The FTA with South Korea is the most significant since NAFTA and will
basically give South Korean companies a "hunting license" to go after
NYS laws they feel are a barrier to market access. The FTA gives
more rights to foreign companies to challenge our laws than our own
domestic businesses. At this moment in time the European Union (EU)
is pushing the U.S.
to eliminate carve outs for Minority and Women-owned Business
Enterprises (MWBE) and demanding stringent enforcement of provisions
contained in the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) with
state governments.

The Legislature must do everything it its power to preserve the
state's constitutional authority under the Tenth Amendment, and
ensure that the public is informed and involved in the process.
Transparency in trade policy is crucial to protecting the lives and
livelihoods of New York State's citizens and keeping our economy
strong.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2011-12: A.708C S.2398C/Labor
2011: A.708/Labor, S.2398/Labor
2009-10: A.1268/Labor, S.3350/Labor
2008: A.8567A/Rules, S.4786A/Passed
2007: A.8567A/Rules, S.4786A/Passed

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Negligible.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1072

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT  to amend the economic development law, in relation to requiring
  the department of economic development to prepare a report relating to
  international trade agreements

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is necessary to adopt such  measures  as  may  best  be
calculated  to  promote  understanding of the impact international trade
legislation will have on the welfare of New York state business,  indus-
try and commerce within and outside of the state.
  S 2. Subdivision 47 of section 100 of the economic development law, as
renumbered by chapter 427 of the laws of 2008, is renumbered subdivision
48 and a new subdivision 47 is added to read as follows:
  47. TO PREPARE A REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE STATE'S
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
AGREEMENT HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE  UNITED  STATES,
CONSISTING  OF FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS DERIVED FROM DATA RECEIVED FROM ANY
AGENCY, BUREAU, COMMISSION, AUTHORITY, OFFICE OF THE STATE OR ANY  POLI-
TICAL  SUBDIVISION  THEREOF  AND,  TO  THE  EXTENT PRACTICABLE, FROM ANY
FEDERAL ENTITY. SUCH REPORT SHALL PROVIDE  AN  ANALYSIS  DESCRIBING  THE
TERMS  OF  THE PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT AND THE IMPACT, IF
ANY, SUCH AGREEMENT WOULD HAVE ON THE STATE'S  COMMERCE,  INDUSTRY,  JOB
MARKET,  LAWS  AND  REGULATORY AUTHORITY AND TO WHAT EXTENT, IF ANY, THE
RESOURCES OF THE STATE WOULD BE UTILIZED IN ENFORCING AND REGULATING THE
TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02097-01-3

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