senate Bill S3636

Amended

Authorizes the county of Ontario to apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones within such county

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3636A
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.585
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4665A

Summary

Authorizes the county of Ontario to apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones within such county.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3636
S3636A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง224, County L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3636

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to allowing
Ontario county to participate in the Foreign Trade Zone program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Authorizes the county of Ontario to
apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain a
foreign trade zone or zones and foreign trade sub-zone or sub-zones
within such county, and adjacent counties of Livingston, Wayne, Seneca,
Yates, and Steuben.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Section 224 of the
County Law by adding a new subdivision 28 to allow for the County of
Ontario, through its Ontario Economic Development Corporation, to make
application to the Foreign Trade Zones Board established by Congress.

Section 2. Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Numerous companies within Ontario County expressed inter-
est in having access to Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) benefits. The Ontario
County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) recognized the need for
FTZ status in Ontario County by passing a resolution to apply for FTZ
grantee status under an Alternative Site Framework (ASF) on August 21,
2012.

The Counties of Wayne, Yates, Seneca, Steuben and Livingston have
expressed a desire to join OCEDC's application for FTZ grantee status.

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors supports OCEDC' s application
for FTZ grantee status and passed resolution NO. 868-2012 on December
21, 2012 requesting that this enabling legislation be adopted.

The establishment of a new Zone under ASF will help the region serve the
trade-related needs of businesses by providing the proposed Grantee with
the efficiency and flexibility in serving prospective users at the speed
of business. It will bring job opportunities to the area, encourage the
development of other businesses and further expand the area's logistics
status. By creating a more business friendly environment, the retention,
expansion and relocation of businesses will naturally occur. The result-
ing economic impact will yield two positive results: added household
earnings and an additional tax base for the funding of public project
expansion and modernization.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3636

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to allowing  Ontario  county
  to participate in the Foreign Trade Zone program

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

  Section 1. Section 224 of the county law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 28 to read as follows:
  28.  THE  COUNTY  OF ONTARIO, THROUGH ITS ONTARIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION MAY MAKE APPLICATION TO THE FOREIGN TRADE ZONES BOARD ESTAB-
LISHED BY THE  ACT  OF  CONGRESS,  APPROVED  JUNE  EIGHTEENTH,  NINETEEN
HUNDRED  THIRTY-FOUR, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT,
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES IN PORTS  OF  ENTRY  OF
THE  UNITED  STATES, TO EXPEDITE AND ENCOURAGE FOREIGN COMMERCE, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES," FOR A GRANT  TO  ONTARIO  COUNTY  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION  OF  THE  PRIVILEGE  TO HAVE ESTABLISHED, OPERATED AND MAIN-
TAINED A FOREIGN TRADE ZONE OR ZONES AND FOREIGN TRADE SUB-ZONE OR  SUB-
ZONES  WITHIN  SUCH  COUNTY, AND ADJACENT COUNTIES OF LIVINGSTON, WAYNE,
SENECA, YATES AND STEUBEN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH ACT, AND IF
SUCH APPLICATION BE GRANTED, TO HAVE  ESTABLISHED,  OPERATED  AND  MAIN-
TAINED SUCH ZONE OR SUB-ZONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. THE ONTARIO ECONOM-
IC  DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MAY ENTER INTO SUCH CONTRACTS AND MAY APPRO-
PRIATE SUCH SUMS OF  MONEY  AS  IT  MAY  DEEM  PROPER,  SUBJECT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS ARTICLE, TOWARDS THE PROMOTION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF
SUCH ZONES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08249-01-3

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