senate Bill S7831

Relates to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding from another state

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  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Summary

Relates to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding for the same program from another state.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9295A
Versions:
S7831
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3.17, Arts & Cul L

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BILL NUMBER:S7831

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in
relation to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from
awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already
applied for and/or received grant funding from another state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and
cultural affairs law, in relation to prohibiting the New York State
Council on the Arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an
organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding
from another state.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new section 3.17 to the arts and cultural affairs
law to prohibit organizations from receiving a grant from the New York
State Council on the Arts if it has applied or received a grant from a
different state.

Section 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The NYSCA is dedicated to furthering the arts culture
in New York State by making vital contributions to several different
programs. NYSCA strives to achieve its mission through its core
grant-program. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations
is received from the Governor and the New York State Legislature each
fiscal year. NYSCA believes in supporting the rights of all New
Yorkers to access and experience the power of the arts and culture,
and the vital contribution the arts make to the quality of life in New
York communities.

There have been documented instances wherein out of state arts
organizations access NYSCA funding by using P.O. Boxes, or "dummy"
members, within New York to qualify for funding. This legislation will
ensure that the limited funding available through NYSCA goes directly
to New York arts/cultural organizations that actually perform work or
services in New York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7831

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the arts  and  cultural  affairs  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts
  and cultural grants when  an  organization  has  already  applied  for
  and/or received grant funding from another state

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 3.17 to read as follows:
  S 3.17.  PROHIBITION. THE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
ISSUING  GRANTS  TO AN ORGANIZATION UNLESS SUCH ORGANIZATION IS INCORPO-
RATED AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION EITHER IN THE STATE OR, IF  AN  ORGAN-
IZATION  IS INCORPORATED ELSEWHERE, SUCH ORGANIZATION MUST BE REGISTERED
TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT  OF  STATE  AND  MUST
HAVE  ITS  PRINCIPAL  PLACE  OF BUSINESS LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE. GRANT
RECIPIENTS SHALL ALSO BE PROHIBITED FROM USING  GRANT  FUNDING  RECEIVED
FROM  THE  COUNCIL  ON  THE ARTS TO FUND COMPONENTS OF AN ORGANIZATION'S
BUDGET THAT ARE NOT DIRECTED TOWARDS PROGRAMS IN THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
this  act  shall  apply  only to grants issued on or after the effective
date of this act that are not subject to contracts entered into  by  the
council  on  the  arts  to  provide grants which contracts were executed
prior to the effective date of this act.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14513-04-4

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