senate Bill S898

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Creates a directory of assistance for small businesses and minority and women owned business enterprises

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 11 / Mar / 2013
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 898A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Creates a computerized directory of technical and financial programs for small businesses and minority and women-owned business enterprises.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4169
Versions:
S898
S898A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง107, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6498, A8036

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BILL NUMBER:S898

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the economic development law, in relation to creating a
directory
of technical and financial assistance programs for small
businesses and minority and women owned
business enterprises

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Creates a directory of assistance for small businesses and minority
and women businesses enterprises.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the economic development law by adding section 107
which directs the office of economic development to create and
maintain a directory of programs available to minority and
women-owned businesses. The directory shall be in an electronic
format available to the public and shall be updated on a monthly
basis. Directs the commissioner to adopt rules and regulations
necessary for implementation.

Section 2 This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
One consistent theme throughout the Governor's Small Business
Initiative has been the need to improve small businesses' access to
information about existing programs. This theme applies with equal
force in the area of access to capital, where the committee felt that
small businesses were not aware of many programs that already exist
in the State that Provide small businesses with access to capital.
This bill would Provide a directory for small businesses and minority
and women owned businesses to turn to for information about relevant
programs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.6498/A.8036 - Passed assembly/ Died in Commerce

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   898

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 creating a
  directory of technical and financial  assistance  programs  for  small
  businesses and minority and women owned business enterprises

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

  Section 1. The economic development law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 107 to read as follows:
  S  107. DIRECTORY OF SMALL BUSINESS AND MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSI-
NESS ENTERPRISE ASSISTANCE. 1.  THE OFFICE SHALL CREATE AND  MAINTAIN  A
REGISTRY  OF STATE, FEDERAL, PRIVATE AND NON-PROFIT TECHNICAL AND FINAN-
CIAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
AND SMALL BUSINESSES, GENERALLY.
  2. THE OFFICE SHALL MAINTAIN THE FORMAT AND CONTENT OF  SUCH  REGISTRY
ON  A COMPUTERIZED DIRECTORY WHICH SHALL BE UPDATED AT LEAST MONTHLY AND
SHALL PROVIDE A METHOD FOR WHICH REGISTRY INFORMATION MAY  BE  DELIVERED
TO  THE OFFICE ELECTRONICALLY. THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO
SUCH COMPUTERIZED DIRECTORY IN  A  MANNER  THAT  ALLOWS  INDIVIDUALS  TO
SEARCH THE DIRECTORY BY NAME, DATE OR TYPE OF ASSISTANCE.
  3.  THE  PROGRAMS LISTED SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE AND FURTHER DIVIDED INTO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE  TO  SMALL  BUSI-
NESSES  GENERALLY AND DEDICATE A WEBPAGE OR DIRECTORY TO PROGRAMS APPLI-
CABLE SOLELY TO MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
  4. EACH PROGRAM LISTED SHALL CONTAIN IDENTIFYING INFORMATION INCLUDING
A PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, THE TYPE OF ASSISTANCE OFFERED, INSTRUCTIONS  FOR
APPLICATION  TO  SUCH  PROGRAM,  THE  DEADLINE FOR SUCH APPLICATION, THE
NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OF A CONTACT  PERSON  AT  SUCH  STATE  OR
FEDERAL  AGENCY  OR  PRIVATE  FOUNDATION,  AND  IN THE CASE OF FINANCIAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02744-01-3

S. 898                              2

ASSISTANCE THE AMOUNT OF SUCH ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE  AND  THE  SOURCE  OF
FUNDS.
  5.  THE DIRECTORY CREATED BY THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO MAINTAIN A DIREC-
TORY OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, AS WELL AS THE NAME, ADDRESS AND
PHONE NUMBER OF A CONTACT PERSON AT SUCH AGENCY.
  6. THE DIRECTORY CREATED BY THIS SECTION SHALL  ALSO  MAINTAIN  CENSUS
DATA FROM THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS.
  7.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT
THIS SECTION.
  8. THE DIRECTORY CREATED BY THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUBLICLY  ACCESSIBLE
WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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