senate Bill S1232

Makes an appropriation to the Museum of African American Cinema, Inc. for the purchase of land, the operation of such facility and for an architectural study

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Makes an appropriation of $6,250,000 to the Museum of African American Cinema, Inc. for the purchase of land, the operation of such facility and for an architectural study.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2965
Versions:
S1232
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4136, A2925
2009-2010: A1407, S1143, A1407
2007-2008: A553, A553

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BILL NUMBER:S1232

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
making an appropriation to the Museum of African American Cinema, Inc.
for the purchase of land, for operation and an architectural study for
such Museum of African American Cinema

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To fund the purchase of land not to
exceed $3 million, an additional $3 million for facility operating
costs, and architectural study not to exceed $250,000 for the African
American Cinema, Inc., a non-profit organization for participation in
the tax exempt programs available through the Dormitory Authority of
the State of New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of
section 1676 of the Public Authorities Law and Subdivision 1 of
section 1680 of the Public Authorities Law are amended by adding a
new undesignated paragraph to allow the Museum of African American
Cinema, Inc., to participate in the Dormitory Authority tax exempt
financing programs.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Dormitory Authority Programs for tax exempt
financing by a not-for-profit or charitable organization require
legislative approval. The Museum of African American Cinema, Inc.,
(MAAC) is a new educational institution provisionally chartered by
the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.

The project will house the archives and collections of three major
African American institutions, including the New York State Black
Films & Video Archives, the International Agency for Minority Artist
Affairs and, Harlem Media Center. MAAC is the most prestigious
depository of historical films, videos, documents, photographs,
publications, costumes, posters, scripts, props, sound recordings,
records, personal items and artifacts of African Americans in movies,
television and on stage. The collections are considered in the class
of the "Library of Congress."

When completed, the new facility will contain a research library,
mini-screening booths, 2 exhibitional galleries, 3 small cinemas,
preservation and curation space, broadcast studio for free community
training, as well as a 600 seat theater. The site will also provide
permanent homes to 4 non-profit tenants and, will provide deeply
discounted program space for community groups and individual artists.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2012 (S.4136)-- Referred to Finance
2009-2010 (S.1143)-- Referred to Finance
2007-2008 (S.2972)-- Referred to Finance
2005-2006 (S.7708)-- Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.


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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1232

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMP-
  SON, KLEIN, LANZA, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, ROBACH, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRA-
  NO,  SMITH, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Museum of African American Cinema,
  Inc.  for the purchase of land, for  operation  and  an  architectural
  study for such Museum of African American Cinema

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

  Section 1. The sum of six million two hundred fifty  thousand  dollars
($6,250,000),  or  so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appro-
priated to the Museum of African  American  Cinema,  Inc.,  out  of  any
moneys  in  the  state treasury in the general fund to the credit of the
local assistance account, not otherwise  appropriated,  and  made  imme-
diately  available,  for  carrying out the purposes of this act. Of such
sum: (a) up to three million dollars ($3,000,000) shall be available for
the purchase of land for the Museum of African  American  Cinema,  Inc.;
(b)  up  to  three  million  dollars ($3,000,000) shall be available for
facility operating costs of such Museum; and (c) up to two hundred fifty
thousand dollars ($250,000) shall be available to fund an  architectural
study  for  such  museum.  Such moneys shall be payable on the audit and
warrant of the comptroller on vouchers  certified  or  approved  by  the
department of state in the manner prescribed by law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00585-01-3

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