senate Bill S1072B

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

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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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1695A
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, A708C
2009-2010: S3350, A1268
2007-2008: A8567A

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BILL NUMBER:S1072B

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. 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:

In 2011 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.4788A/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--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Econom-
  ic Development  and  Small  Business  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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
agreements will have on the welfare of New York state business, industry
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 A REQUEST IS MADE BY
FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO ANY STATE OFFICIAL  FOR  AUTHORITY  TO  COMMIT  THE
STATE  TO  COMPLY  WITH  THE PROCUREMENT RULES OF AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
AGREEMENT OR FOR SUBMISSION OF STATE ENTITIES OR  LAWS  THAT  SHOULD  BE
EXEMPTED  FROM AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT OR IF NO SUCH REQUEST IS
MADE, WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER NOTICE IS PROVIDED TO CONGRESS WITH  RESPECT
TO  INITIATING  NEGOTIATION  FOR A NEW AGREEMENT, CONSISTING OF FINDINGS
AND ANALYSIS DERIVED FROM DATA RECEIVED FROM ANY AGENCY, BUREAU, COMMIS-
SION, AUTHORITY, OFFICE OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THERE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02097-10-3

S. 1072--B                          2

OF AND, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, FROM ANY FEDERAL ENTITY. SUCH  REPORT
SHALL  PROVIDE AN ANALYSIS DESCRIBING THE TERMS OF THE PROPOSED INTERNA-
TIONAL 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.

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