senate Bill S154A

Amended

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 154A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 154B

Summary

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057A
Versions:
S154
S154A
S154B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add ยง46, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S7376, A7296B
2009-2010: A10084, A10084

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BILL NUMBER:S154A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the small business innovation
research/small business technology transfer technical assistance
program

PURPOSE: To provide technical assistance to small New York state
businesses as they compete for phase 1 federal SBIR and STTR grants so
as to increase the number of phase 1 SBIR and STTR award winners
within the state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The legislation would provide funds for
outreach to small businesses to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR program
solicitations; counseling to determine the ability of business to
pursue SBIR/STTR phase 1 funding, the technology match with the
federal agency solicitation to be pursued, the qualifications of
personnel involved in the proposed project, the level of support
needed from the technical assistance program to produce a competitive
application; and proposal preparation assistance including grant
writing, technology evaluation, and general proposal evaluation.
Entities eligible to receive funds for these purposes are Centers of
Advanced Technology, Regional Development Technology Centers, State
University of New York engineering schools that administer the
strategic partnership for industrial resurgence program, and the
centers of Excellence. Preference would be given to those entities
that partner with other eligible entities to provide these services.

JUSTIFICATION: The federal government sets aside a share of its
research and development dollars for small businesses through SBIR and
STTR programs. Over $2 billion annually for competitive grants and
contracts is made available to small businesses to develop promising
new technologies, These programs are an attractive source of risk
capital for small technology companies necessary to facilitate the
growth of New York's Innovation Economy.

New York State, however, lags behind competitor states such as
California and Massachusetts in the number of SBIR and STTR phase I
grants awarded. In fact, between 2000 and 2009, New York ranked only
sixth in the nation, also behind Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, and
Texas.

Many other states intent on boosting the number of SBIR/STTR winners
have established technical assistance programs to market federal
program opportunities to small technology businesses, assist them in
selecting appropriate solicitations, and provide crucial support in
navigating the application process. A few university technology
programs and regional technology development organizations within New
York are struggling to make the services available, but are
constrained by severely limited recourses.

New York needs to invest a small but crucial amount of funds that can
leverage substantial federal dollars to assist small technology
companies to develop innovations that can be commercialized in New
York State, creating well-paying jobs for our residents.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7376/A.7296B - Referred to
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions 2009-10 -A.10084

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Appropriations of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 would
be necessary for an effective program that would draw down potentially
substantial federal SBIR and STTR awards.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 154--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  creating  the  small  business innovation research/small
  business technology transfer technical assistance program

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

  Section  1. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting
the New York state urban development  corporation  act,  is  amended  by
adding a new section 46 to read as follows:
  S  46.  SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)/SMALL BUSINESS TECH-
NOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. THE SMALL  BUSI-
NESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH/SMALL  BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "THE  PROGRAM",  IS  HEREBY
CREATED IN THE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO ELIGI-
BLE  ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES OF ONE
HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR LESS AND LOCATED IN NEW  YORK  STATE  IN  COMPETING
SUCCESSFULLY  FOR  GRANTS  MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH PHASE I OF THE FEDERAL
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM AS ENACTED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, AND THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACT OF 1982, SO AS TO INCREASE  THE  NUMBER  OF
PHASE I SBIR AND STTR AWARD WINNERS WITHIN THE STATE.
  2.  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A) OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO  PROMOTE  AWARENESS  OF  SBIR/STTR
PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
  (B)  COUNSELING  TO  DETERMINE  THE  ABILITY  OF  A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL  AGENCY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01964-03-3

S. 154--A                           2

SOLICITATION  TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN
THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
  (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
  3.  IN  DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS,  ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  SHALL
CONSIDER  THE  PROBABILITY  OF  SUCH  BUSINESS COMMERCIALIZING ANY INNO-
VATIONS RESULTING FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD  IN  NEW
YORK STATE.
  4.  ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS
UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE DEMONSTRABLE  EXPERIENCE  AND  SUCCESS  IN
PROVIDING  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND
AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) CENTERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
3102-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (II)  TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
  (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF PART T
OF CHAPTER 84 OF THE LAWS OF 2002 AND SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  TEN  OF  THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (B)  PREFERENCE  FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE GIVEN
TO ENTITIES THAT PARTNER WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  TO  PROVIDE  THE
FULL  RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION
TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF  ACTUAL  CASH,  SALA-
RIES,  STAFF  TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
  5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF  SBIR/STTR  PROGRAM
SOLICITATIONS,  GRANT  PREPARATION  AND  REVIEW,  AND PRINTING COSTS AND
SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
  (B) FROM SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR  THIS  PURPOSE  BY  THE
LEGISLATURE,  THE  CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY IN
AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) DESCRIPTION  OF  SMALL  BUSINESSES  SERVED,  INCLUDING  TECHNOLOGY
FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
  (II)  SBIR  AND  STTR  GRANTS  APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
  (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
  (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT  TO
SECTION 404 OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (C)  ON  OR  BEFORE  FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE CORPO-
RATION SHALL EVALUATE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  SBIR/STTR  TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REPORT SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLA-
TURE.  THE  CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPRO-
PRIATENESS OF EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE  TO  SBIR/STTR
PHASE II APPLICANTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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