senate Bill S6933

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the corporation to do studies in targeted areas of Buffalo as part of a retail revitalization program

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Apr 13, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S6933 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A976A
Law Section:
Buffalo, City of
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16-v, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A1991

S6933 - Summary

Provides for the corporation to do studies in targeted areas of Buffalo as part of a retail revitalization program; requires final report to legislature no later than July 1, 2014.

S6933 - Sponsor Memo

S6933 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6933

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to requiring the corporation to study the city of Buffalo for
  the  purpose  of  fostering the growth of business and industry in New
  York state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
  ration thereof

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

  Section  1. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting
the New York state urban development  corporation  act,  is  amended  by
adding a new section 16-v to read as follows:
  S  16-V.  RETAIL  REDEVELOPMENT  IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO. 1. THE CORPO-
RATION SHALL COMPLETE A STUDY ON THE PROSPECTS FOR RETAIL  REDEVELOPMENT
IN  THE  CITY  OF BUFFALO.   THROUGH A MARKET ANALYSIS STUDY, THE CORPO-
RATION SHALL REPORT ON CURRENT AND PROJECTED TRENDS IN  RETAIL  FOR  THE
CITY.  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS AND POLICIES FOR THE GROWTH OF  RETAIL  BUSINESSES
IN  BUFFALO,  AS  A MODEL FOR OTHER CITIES IN THE STATE. THE CORPORATION
SHALL DEVELOP A RETAIL REVITALIZATION PROPOSAL INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED, TO THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) CHOOSING TARGET INDUSTRIES WHICH  ARE  UNDERREPRESENTED  OR  WOULD
HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON BUFFALO, ITS RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS, AND WOULD
BE BENEFICIAL TO THE GROWTH AND FINANCIAL WELL BEING OF THE CITY.
  (B)  DEVELOPING  VOLUNTARY  PROGRAMS  WITH NEW YORK STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES TO TRAIN STUDENTS TO WORK IN  THE  SELECTED  TARGET  INDUS-
TRIES,  INCLUDING  SPECIFIC  EDUCATION  IN STARTING AND RUNNING A RETAIL
BUSINESS.
  (C) CREATING TAX CREDITS OR OTHER SIMILAR INCENTIVES FOR RETAILERS WHO
ARE WILLING TO OPEN UNDER-REPRESENTED OR FUTURE TREND RETAIL  BUSINESSES
OR  INDUSTRIES  IN  THE  CITY  OF  BUFFALO;  AND WHO ARE WILLING TO HIRE
STUDENTS FROM THE VOLUNTARY PROGRAMS INCLUDING FULL-TIME, PART-TIME  AND
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT.

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

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