senate Bill S2314

Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"

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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1239
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LIBRARIES AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.532
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LIBRARIES AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

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:
A9470
Versions:
S2314
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง286, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3297A, A4997A
2009-2010: S6901, A10898

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BILL NUMBER:S2314

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: Adds Section 286 to 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 NY.

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.

6) 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; 2011-2012 - S.3297/A.4997

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2314

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MARTINS, RANZENHOFER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Education

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
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04623-01-3

S. 2314                             2

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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