senate Bill S898A

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

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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:
A4169A
Versions:
S898
S898A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง103-a, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6498, A8036

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BILL NUMBER:S898A

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 103-a
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

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--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Econom-
  ic Development and Small Business  --  reported  favorably  from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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 103-a to read as follows:
  S 103-A. DIRECTORY OF SMALL BUSINESS  AND  MINORITY  AND  WOMEN  OWNED
BUSINESS  ENTERPRISE  ASSISTANCE.  1.    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE AND
MAINTAIN A REGISTRY OF STATE, FEDERAL, PRIVATE AND NON-PROFIT  TECHNICAL
AND  FINANCIAL  PROGRAMS  AVAILABLE TO MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS
ENTERPRISES AND SMALL BUSINESSES, GENERALLY.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN THE FORMAT AND CONTENT OF SUCH REGIS-
TRY ON A COMPUTERIZED DIRECTORY WHICH SHALL BE UPDATED AT LEAST  MONTHLY
AND  SHALL PROVIDE A METHOD FOR WHICH REGISTRY INFORMATION MAY BE DELIV-
ERED TO THE DEPARTMENT  ELECTRONICALLY.  THE  DEPARTMENT  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02744-02-3

S. 898--A                           2

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 OFFERING SUCH  ASSISTANCE,  AND  IN
THE CASE OF FINANCIAL 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 PROVIDE A LINK  TO
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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