senate Bill S3297A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 07, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 31, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
amended 3297a
Jan 24, 2012 1st report cal.124
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 09, 2011 referred to libraries and education technology
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
Apr 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2011 1st report cal.366
Feb 15, 2011 referred to education

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Jan 24, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S3297
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 12, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S3297
17
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committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S3297 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4997A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §286, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6901, A10898

S3297 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"; authorizes the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, library systems and other governmental entities.

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BILL NUMBER:S3297

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state library
to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information
resources for state agencies, libraries and other governmental entities

PURPOSE:
State agencies and the libraries of New York individually license and
purchase electronic databases and other information resources. Access
to information is not only vital to the functioning of our democracy,
but also to creating an environment conducive to learning, research
and innovation. The coordination of the selection and purchase of
these resources by the state library would result in greater
efficiencies and cost savings for the public and foster improved
access to information across the state.
Therefore, it is in the best interests of the state and its libraries
to enact the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS)
Act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The Education Law is amended by adding a new section 286 to:

1) Create the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS).

2) Participants - entities permitted to participate in NYSCIS are
state agencies, library systems and their member libraries,
authorities and other local governmental entities.

3) State contracts - state agencies are required to Coordinate their
procurement for information resources through the state library or
its designee.

4) Resource selection - the state library shall create an advisory
committee representative of participants who will be tasked with the
selection of information resources to be included in NYSCIS.

5) Administration - the state library or its designee shall administer
NYSCIS and be permitted to recoup expenses for coordinating these
collaborative purchasing agreements.

6) Effective date - six months after it shall become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The State of New York and its 4,000 libraries (public, school and
college) spend millions of dollars annually purchasing subscriptions
to online databases and other types of electronic resources from
private vendors.
Pricing varies widely depending on the purchaser and size of
subscriptions.

By authorizing the State Library to coordinate and negotiate the
purchase of these subscriptions on behalf of eligible participating
entities, and State Library can obtain lower prices and greater
access to these online research tools. Initial savings would range
from several hundred thousand to millions of dollars over a few
years, depending on the number entities participating.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010-2011 -S.6901

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Substantial savings to state and local governments.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect six months after becoming law.

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

                                  3297

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, JOHNSON, LARKIN -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the  state
  library  to  coordinate  the purchase of electronic databases or other
  information resources for state agencies, libraries and other  govern-
  mental entities

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New  York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings.  State agencies and the libraries of New
York individually license and purchase electronic  databases  and  other
information  resources.  Access  to information is not only vital to the
functioning of our democracy, but also to creating an environment condu-
cive to learning, research  and  innovation.  The  coordination  of  the
selection  and  purchase  of  these resources by the state library would
result in greater efficiencies and  cost  savings  for  the  public  and
foster improved access to information across the state. Therefore, it is
in  the  best interests of the state and its libraries to enact the "New
York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 286 to  read
as follows:
  S  286.  NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM.  1. GENERAL.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION
SYSTEM (NYSCIS) TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE  STATE  LIBRARY  TO  ENABLE  A
COLLABORATIVE  AND  COST  EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO THE PROCUREMENT OF ELEC-
TRONIC DATABASE AND OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES.
  2. PARTICIPANTS. ENTITIES PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NYSCIS ARE STATE
AGENCIES, LIBRARY SYSTEMS AND THEIR MEMBER  LIBRARIES,  AUTHORITIES  AND
OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01850-02-1

S. 3297                             2

  3.  STATE  CONTRACTS.  STATE AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE THEIR
PROCUREMENT FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY  OR  ITS
DESIGNEE.
  4.  RESOURCE  SELECTION.  THE  STATE  LIBRARY SHALL CREATE AN ADVISORY
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE OF PARTICIPANTS IN THIS  COLLABORATIVE  EFFORT,
AND  WILL  BE  TASKED  WITH THE SELECTION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES TO BE
INCLUDED IN NYSCIS.
  5. ADMINISTRATION. THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS DESIGNEE SHALL  ADMINISTER
NYSCIS AND BE PERMITTED TO RECOUP EXPENSES FOR COORDINATING THESE COLLA-
BORATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS.
  S  4. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have become
a law.

Co-Sponsors

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S3297A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4997A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §286, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6901, A10898

S3297A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"; authorizes the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, library systems and other governmental entities.

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BILL NUMBER:S3297A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state library
to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information
resources for state agencies, libraries and other governmental entities

PURPOSE:
State agencies and the libraries of New York individually license and
purchase electronic databases and other information resources. Access
to information is not only vital to the functioning of our democracy,
but also to creating an environment conducive to learning, research
and innovation. The coordination of the selection and purchase of
these resources by the state library would result in greater
efficiencies and cost savings for the public and foster improved
access to information across the state. Therefore, it is in the best
interests of the state and its libraries to enact the New York State
Comprehensive Information System (NYSCIS) Act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 286 of the Education Law to:

1) Create the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS).

2) Participants - entities permitted to participate in NYSCIS are
state agencies, library systems and their member libraries,
authorities and other local governmental entities but not limited to
the State University of New York and the City University of New York.

3) State contracts - state agencies are required to coordinate their
procurement for information resources through the state library or
its designee.

4) Resource selection - the state library shall create an advisory
committee representative of participants who will be tasked with the
selection of information resources to be included in NYSCIS.

5) Administration - the state library or its designee shall administer
NYSCIS and be permitted to recoup expenses for coordinating these
collaborative purchasing agreements.

6) Rules and Regulations. The commissioner shall adopt rules and
regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions
of this section.

Section 4: Effective date - six months after it shall become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The State of New York and its 4,000 libraries (public, school and
college) spend millions of dollars annually purchasing subscriptions

to online databases and other types of electronic resources from
private vendors. Pricing varies widely depending on the purchaser and
size of subscriptions. By authorizing the State Library to coordinate
and negotiate the purchase of these subscriptions on behalf of
eligible participating entities, and State Library can obtain lower
prices and greater access to these online research tools. Initial
savings would range from several hundred thousand to millions of
dollars over a few years, depending on the number entities
participating.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010-2011: S.6901

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Substantial savings to state and local governments.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect six months after becoming law.

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

                                 3297--A
    Cal. No. 124

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  AVELLA,  GRIFFO,  HANNON,  JOHNSON,
  LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
  ed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state
  library to coordinate the purchase of electronic  databases  or  other
  information  resources for state agencies, libraries and other govern-
  mental entities

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New  York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. State agencies and  the  libraries  of  New
York  individually  license  and purchase electronic databases and other
information resources. Access to information is not only  vital  to  the
functioning of our democracy, but also to creating an environment condu-
cive  to  learning,  research  and  innovation.  The coordination of the
selection and purchase of these resources by  the  state  library  would
result  in  greater  efficiencies  and  cost  savings for the public and
foster improved access to information across the state. Therefore, it is
in the best interests of the state and its libraries to enact  the  "New
York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act".
  S  3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 286 to read
as follows:
  S 286. NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM.   1.  GENERAL.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION
SYSTEM  (NYSCIS)  TO  BE  ADMINISTERED  BY THE STATE LIBRARY TO ENABLE A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01850-03-2

S. 3297--A                          2

COLLABORATIVE AND COST EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO THE  PROCUREMENT  OF  ELEC-
TRONIC DATABASE AND OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES.
  2. PARTICIPANTS. ENTITIES PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NYSCIS ARE STATE
AGENCIES,  LIBRARY  SYSTEMS  AND THEIR MEMBER LIBRARIES, AUTHORITIES AND
OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
  3.  STATE  CONTRACTS.  STATE AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE THEIR
PROCUREMENT FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY  OR  ITS
DESIGNEE.
  4.  RESOURCE  SELECTION.  THE  STATE  LIBRARY SHALL CREATE AN ADVISORY
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE OF PARTICIPANTS IN THIS  COLLABORATIVE  EFFORT,
AND  WILL  BE  TASKED  WITH THE SELECTION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES TO BE
INCLUDED IN NYSCIS.
  5. ADMINISTRATION. THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS DESIGNEE SHALL  ADMINISTER
NYSCIS AND BE PERMITTED TO RECOUP EXPENSES FOR COORDINATING THESE COLLA-
BORATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS.
  6. RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS  AS  ARE  NECESSARY  TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES AND PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
  S 4. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have  become
a  law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of
any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this  act  on
its  effective  date is authorized to be made and completed on or before
such date.

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