senate Bill S2700

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to certain requirements of the contractor for the state travel guide

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
Jan 28, 2011 referred to commerce, economic development and small business


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S2700 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §100, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1329, S6673, A4277, A9545

S2700 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of economic development together with the commissioner of agriculture and markets to devise a program to promote and distribute statewide and regional guides to farms, farmers markets and other agriculturally significant tourist destinations.

S2700 - Sponsor Memo

S2700 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011

  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 authorizing
  the  commissioner  of  economic  development  to develop certain regu-
  lations regarding the state travel guide


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  15 of section 100 of the
economic development law, as amended by chapter 446 of the laws of 1990,
is amended and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (b) in the discharge of this power, the commissioner may enter into  a
contract  for  publication  of  a state travel guide to promote tourism.
Such contract may provide for the sale of advertising by the contractor.
A contract for publication of a state  travel  guide  shall  be  awarded
following  consideration  of  factors  which  shall  include, but not be
limited to, the most favorable financial advantage for  the  state,  the
best  representation  of the state of New York and its services, and the
greatest utility to the traveller.   The commissioner  shall  promulgate
regulations  by  the first day of November next succeeding the effective
date of this paragraph to guide the preparation of bids  and  the  dead-
lines  for  selection  of  a competent contractor and publication of the
state travel guide. The regulations shall, at a minimum, limit advertis-
ing content to no more than thirty percent of the  space  available  and
establish  responsibility  for  preparation and placement of appropriate
editorial content and an  equitable  listing  without  charge  or  other
consideration  of attractions and activities available to the tourist in
New York state. Such regulations  shall  provide  for  approval  of  the
commissioner  at  critical  stages of state travel guide development and
advertising standards and rates.  Furthermore,  such  regulations  shall
provide  minimum  financial  terms and responsibilities of the state and

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


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