senate Bill S7564

Develops a cross regional small business partnership program

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 15 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1517
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8308B

Summary

Develops a cross regional small business partnership program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8308B
Versions:
S7564
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง134, Ec Dev L

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BILL NUMBER:S7564

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the economic development law, in
relation to establishing a cross regional small business partnership
program

PURPOSE: To foster partnerships between small businesses from
different regions of NYS for the purpose of allowing those businesses
to grow and create more New York jobs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 11 of section 134 of the
Economic Development Law by adding a new subparagraph c.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation comes from current needs in the
Metropolitan Region of New York State where small food businesses are
booming and need processors to grow their business to the next level
from home based to a larger market. Unfortunately, these businesses
where going out of New York State to food processors in Pennsylvania
and other neighboring states instead of going to upstate New York
where large food processors are located, have fully functioning
facilities, manpower, and the ability to run 24 hour operations. The
problem is that new business owners do not know of the opportunities
of other regions within our State. New York needs to correct this
deficiency by having a cross regional small business partnership
program that works to connect regions that can mutually support each
other. We need to foster natural relationships between our urban area
businesses with upstate and western New York thus strengthening our
locally grown and manufactured products. We do not want businesses
leaving our State. Encouraging self sustaining economies within the
State will create a diversity of jobs for our residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7564

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish-
  ing a cross regional small business partnership program

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 11 of section 134 of the economic development
law, as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read  as
follows:
  11.  provide assistance to small business in the state, and facilitate
access to programs serving small business, to  ensure  that  such  busi-
nesses  benefit,  as  needed, from technical, managerial, financial, and
general  business  assistance;  training;  marketing;  organization  and
personnel  skill  development; project management assistance; technology
assistance; bond and insurance education assistance; and other  business
development assistance. In addition, either independently or in conjunc-
tion with other state agencies:
  (a)  develop  a  clearinghouse of information on programs and services
provided by entities that may assist such businesses; [and]
  (b) seek to maximize utilization  by  small  businesses  of  available
federal  resources  including  but not limited to federal grants, loans,
loan guarantees, surety bonding guarantees,  technical  assistance,  and
programs  and  services of the federal small business administration[.];
AND
  (C) DEVELOP A CROSS REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP  PROGRAM  THAT
SEEKS  TO  FOSTER  PARTNERSHIPS  BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESSES FROM DIFFERENT
REGIONS OF THE STATE. THE CROSS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP  PROGRAM  WOULD  BE
REQUIRED  TO,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO, (I) INITIATE AND ENCOURAGE SMALL
BUSINESS VENTURES THAT FOSTER JOINT DEVELOPMENT IN ONE OR  MORE  REGIONS
OF  THE  STATE;  (II)  PROMOTE THE USE OF PRODUCTS THAT ARE GROWN, MADE,
PROCESSED OR MANUFACTURED IN NEW YORK; (III) PROMOTE THE USE  OF  SHARED
FACILITIES, WHEN FEASIBLE, FOR THE PROCESSING, PRODUCTION OR MANUFACTUR-
ING  OF  PRODUCTS; AND (IV) ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE JOB DEVELOPMENT WITHIN
THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13116-04-4

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