senate Bill S2520

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the empire state baseball trails program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
May 03, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 24, 2011 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

Votes

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Jan 18, 2012 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

S2520
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

May 3, 2011 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

S2520
11
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committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: May 3, 2011

nay (1)

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S2520 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-F §§181-f - 181-h, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4417

S2520 - Summary

Establishes the empire state baseball trails program.

S2520 - Sponsor Memo

S2520 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2520

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. JOHNSON, GRISANTI, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

AN  ACT  to  amend the economic development law, in relation to creating
  the Empire State baseball trails program

  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
article 5-F to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 5-F
                  EMPIRE STATE BASEBALL TRAILS PROGRAM
SECTION 181-F. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        181-G. DEFINITIONS.
        181-H. GENERAL FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 181-F. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES  THAT  PROFES-
SIONAL BASEBALL HAS HISTORICALLY PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE ECONOM-
IC AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE STATE. THE PUBLIC IS GENERALLY FAMILIAR WITH
THE  TWO  MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS IN NEW YORK CITY, AS WELL AS WITH THE BASE-
BALL HALL OF FAME IN COOPERSTOWN. THERE IS MUCH  LESS  PUBLIC  AWARENESS
THAT  NEW  YORK  STATE  IS  ALSO THE HOME OF THIRTEEN PROFESSIONAL MINOR
LEAGUE AND INDEPENDENT LEAGUE TEAMS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE STATE.  GREAT-
ER PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THESE TEAMS AND  THEIR  GAME  SCHEDULES  HAS  THE
POTENTIAL  TO  SIGNIFICANTLY ADD TO THE STATE'S TOURISM TRADE. THE MINOR
LEAGUE AND INDEPENDENT LEAGUE TEAMS ARE SMALL BUSINESSES THEMSELVES, AND
COULD HELP TO DRAW IN-STATE AND OUT-OF-STATE TOURISTS TO  THEIR  RESPEC-
TIVE  AREAS  OF NEW YORK, THEREBY INCREASING HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND OTHER
TOURIST RELATED SMALL BUSINESSES. IT IS, THEREFORE, THE INTENT  OF  THIS
LEGISLATURE  TO HAVE CREATED A PROGRAM WHICH WILL SYSTEMATICALLY PROMOTE
NEW YORK MINOR LEAGUE AND  INDEPENDENT  LEAGUE  BASEBALL  AS  A  TOURIST
ATTRACTION,  BY ESTABLISHING A BASEBALL TRAIL PROGRAM. IT IS THE FURTHER
INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE THAT THESE TRAILS BE LINKED THEMATICALLY,  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07165-01-1

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