senate Bill S4598

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a database of technical and financial assistance programs available to the political subdivisions of the state

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S4598 - Bill Details

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A7111
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Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง209-u, Exec L

S4598 - Bill Texts

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Creates a database of technical and financial assistance programs available to the political subdivisions of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S4598

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to creating a database of
technical and financial assistance programs

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require the New York State Office of Science,
Technology and Research ("NYSTAR"), a state agency, to create and
maintain an online database where municipalities, school districts
and not-for-profits can access current grant information, application
materials and contact information.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One adds a new section, 209-u to the executive law article
10-B, which regulates NYSTAR, requiring the chief information
officer of this office to adopt rules and regulations that would lead
to the creation of a publicly accessible and easily searchable
registry of state, federal, private and non-profit technical and
financial programs available to municipalities. This database shall
be updated at least monthly and shall be available online. Each
program listed in the database shall contain identifying information
which shall include a description of the program, the type of
assistance offered, instructions for application. contact information.
deadline information and amount of financial assistance available,
when applicable.
Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, there is no online database where the public can access
information about available grants and how to apply for them. This
legislation would establish such a directory that would be an easily
accessible and navigable way for individuals and municipalities to
gain access to grant opportunities. This database would be a coherent
and commodious resource that would enable individuals and political
subdivisions to find all the information they need to apply for a
grant on one complete online directory, removing some of the burdens
and roadblocks that are commonly encountered when seeking grant money.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately. The database created in this
section shall be publicly accessible within one year after this
section shall become a law.

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

    S. 4598                                                  A. 7111

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 13, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GRAF -- read once and referred  to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creating a database of
  technical and financial assistance programs

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

  Section 1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 209-u
to read as follows:
  S 209-U. DATABASE OF TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. 1. THE OFFICE
SHALL CREATE AND MAINTAIN A REGISTRY  OF  STATE,  FEDERAL,  PRIVATE  AND
NON-PROFIT  TECHNICAL  AND FINANCIAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO THE POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE.
  2. THE OFFICE SHALL MAINTAIN THE FORMAT AND CONTENT OF  SUCH  REGISTRY
ON  A  COMPUTERIZED DATABASE 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 DATABASE IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO SEARCH
THE REGISTRY 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 RURAL AREAS,
THOSE AVAILABLE TO URBAN AREAS AND THOSE OF GENERAL APPLICATION.
  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
ASSISTANCE THE AMOUNT OF SUCH ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE  AND  THE  SOURCE  OF
FUNDS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10019-02-1

S. 4598                             2                            A. 7111

  5. THE DATABASE CREATED BY THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO MAINTAIN A DIRECTO-
RY OF STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, AS WELL AS THE NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE
NUMBER OF A CONTACT PERSON AT SUCH AGENCY.
  6.  THE  DATABASE  CREATED  BY THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO MAINTAIN CENSUS
DATA FROM THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS.
  7. THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS  TO
IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION.
  8.  THE  DATABASE CREATED BY THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE
WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE BECOME A LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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