Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 20, 2012||
referred to economic development
Assembly Bill A9603
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-A9603 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-A9603 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9603 I N A S S E M B L Y March 20, 2012 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. KOLB -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish- ing an economic gardening pilot program within the department of economic development 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 21 to read as follows: ARTICLE 21 GROWNY PROGRAM SECTION 450. GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. S 450. GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. 1. (A) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT THE GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE OF THE PILOT PROGRAM IS TO STIMULATE INVESTMENT IN THE STATE ECONOMY BY PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR EXPANDING BUSINESSES IN THE STATE. (B) THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE ALL NECES- SARY RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT THE GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. 2. (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONTRACT WITH REGIONAL NON-PROFIT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES TO ADMINISTER THE PILOT PROGRAM UNDER THIS SECTION. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL AWARD COMPETITIVE GRANTS OF UP TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO FIVE YEARS TO EACH ENTITY THAT DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT THE PILOT PROGRAM IN THEIR REGION, HAS AN OUTREACH PLAN, AND HAS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES, ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION, MARKETING SERVICES AND ADVICE, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, AND OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES. (B) CONTRACTS WITH SELECTED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES SHALL BE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS AND SHALL BE REEVALUATED BY THE DEPARTMENT EVERY TWELVE MONTHS TO ENSURE SUCH ENTITIES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY AND CONFORM TO THE PROGRAM CRITERIA. CONTRACTED ENTITIES SHALL NOT LIMIT SERVICES OFFERED UNDER THIS PROGRAM TO MEMBERS OF SUCH ENTITY AND SHALL SEEK TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC GARDENING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14997-01-2
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