senate Bill S154B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program

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Jan 28, 2014 print number 154b
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Apr 16, 2013 print number 154a
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S154 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §50, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7376, A7296B
2009-2010: A10084

S154 - Bill Texts

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Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program.

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BILL NUMBER:S154

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act,
in relation to creating the small
business innovation research/small business technology transfer
technical assistance program

PURPOSE:
To provide technical assistance to small New York state businesses as
they compete for phase 1 federal SBIR and STTR grants so as to
increase the number of phase 1 SBIR and STTR award winners within the
state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The legislation would provide funds for outreach to small businesses
to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR program solicitations; counseling
to determine the ability of business to pursue SBIR/STTR phase 1
funding, the technology match with the federal agency solicitation to
be pursued, the qualifications of personnel involved in the proposed
project, the level of support needed from the technical assistance
program to produce a competitive application; and proposal
preparation assistance including grant writing, technology
evaluation, and general proposal evaluation. Entities eligible to
receive funds for these purposes are Centers of Advanced Technology,
Regional Development Technology Centers, State University of New York
engineering schools that administer the strategic partnership for
industrial resurgence program, and the centers of Excellence.
Preference would be given to those entities that partner with other
eligible entities to provide these services.

JUSTIFICATION:
The federal government sets aside a share of its research and
development dollars for small businesses through SBIR and STTR
programs. Over $2 billion annually for competitive grants and
contracts is made available to small businesses to develop promising
new technologies.
These programs are an attractive source of risk capital for small
technology companies necessary to facilitate the growth of New York's
Innovation Economy.

New York State, however, lags behind competitor states such as
California and Massachusetts in the number of SBIR and STTR phase I
grants awarded. In fact, between 2000 and 2009, New York ranked only
sixth in the nation, also behind Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, and
Texas.

Many other states intent on boosting the number of SBIR/STTR winners
have established technical assistance programs to market federal
program opportunities to small technology businesses, assist them in
selecting appropriate solicitations, and provide crucial support in
navigating the application process. A few university technology
programs and regional technology development organizations within New
York are struggling to make the services available, but are
constrained by severely limited recourses.


New York needs to invest a small but crucial amount of funds that can
leverage substantial federal dollars to assist small technology
companies to develop innovations that can be commercialized in New
York State, creating well-paying jobs for our residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.7376/A.7296B - Referred to Corporations, Authorities
and Commissions
2009-10 - A.10084

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Appropriations of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 would be necessary for an
effective program that would draw down potentially substantial
federal SBIR and STTR awards.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   154

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  creating  the  small  business innovation research/small
  business technology transfer technical assistance program

  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 46 to read as follows:
  S  46.  SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)/SMALL BUSINESS TECH-
NOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. THE SMALL  BUSI-
NESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH/SMALL  BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "THE  PROGRAM",  IS  HEREBY
CREATED IN THE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO ELIGI-
BLE  ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES OF ONE
HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR LESS AND LOCATED IN NEW  YORK  STATE  IN  COMPETING
SUCCESSFULLY  FOR  GRANTS  MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH PHASE I OF THE FEDERAL
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM AS ENACTED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, AND THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACT OF 1982, SO AS TO INCREASE  THE  NUMBER  OF
PHASE I SBIR AND STTR AWARD WINNERS WITHIN THE STATE.
  2.  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A) OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO  PROMOTE  AWARENESS  OF  SBIR/STTR
PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
  (B)  COUNSELING  TO  DETERMINE  THE  ABILITY  OF  A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL  AGENCY
SOLICITATION  TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01964-01-3

S. 154                              2

THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
  (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
  3.  IN  DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS,  ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  SHALL
CONSIDER  THE  PROBABILITY  OF  SUCH  BUSINESS COMMERCIALIZING ANY INNO-
VATIONS RESULTING FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD  IN  NEW
YORK STATE.
  4.  ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS
UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE DEMONSTRABLE  EXPERIENCE  AND  SUCCESS  IN
PROVIDING  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND
AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) CENTERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (II)  TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
  (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO  SECTION  THREE  OF
PART T OF CHAPTER EIGHTY-FOUR OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND TWO.
  (B)  PREFERENCE  FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE GIVEN
TO ENTITIES THAT PARTNER WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  TO  PROVIDE  THE
FULL  RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION
TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF  ACTUAL  CASH,  SALA-
RIES,  STAFF  TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
  5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF  SBIR/STTR  PROGRAM
SOLICITATIONS,  GRANT  PREPARATION  AND  REVIEW,  AND PRINTING COSTS AND
SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
  (B) FROM SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR  THIS  PURPOSE  BY  THE
LEGISLATURE,  THE  CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY IN
AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) DESCRIPTION  OF  SMALL  BUSINESSES  SERVED,  INCLUDING  TECHNOLOGY
FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
  (II)  SBIR  AND  STTR  GRANTS  APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
  (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
  (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT  TO
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (C)  ON  OR  BEFORE  FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE CORPO-
RATION SHALL EVALUATE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  SBIR/STTR  TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REPORT SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLA-
TURE.  THE  CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPRO-
PRIATENESS OF EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE  TO  SBIR/STTR
PHASE II APPLICANTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S154A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §50, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7376, A7296B
2009-2010: A10084

S154A - Bill Texts

view summary

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S154A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the small business innovation
research/small business technology transfer technical assistance
program

PURPOSE: To provide technical assistance to small New York state
businesses as they compete for phase 1 federal SBIR and STTR grants so
as to increase the number of phase 1 SBIR and STTR award winners
within the state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The legislation would provide funds for
outreach to small businesses to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR program
solicitations; counseling to determine the ability of business to
pursue SBIR/STTR phase 1 funding, the technology match with the
federal agency solicitation to be pursued, the qualifications of
personnel involved in the proposed project, the level of support
needed from the technical assistance program to produce a competitive
application; and proposal preparation assistance including grant
writing, technology evaluation, and general proposal evaluation.
Entities eligible to receive funds for these purposes are Centers of
Advanced Technology, Regional Development Technology Centers, State
University of New York engineering schools that administer the
strategic partnership for industrial resurgence program, and the
centers of Excellence. Preference would be given to those entities
that partner with other eligible entities to provide these services.

JUSTIFICATION: The federal government sets aside a share of its
research and development dollars for small businesses through SBIR and
STTR programs. Over $2 billion annually for competitive grants and
contracts is made available to small businesses to develop promising
new technologies, These programs are an attractive source of risk
capital for small technology companies necessary to facilitate the
growth of New York's Innovation Economy.

New York State, however, lags behind competitor states such as
California and Massachusetts in the number of SBIR and STTR phase I
grants awarded. In fact, between 2000 and 2009, New York ranked only
sixth in the nation, also behind Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, and
Texas.

Many other states intent on boosting the number of SBIR/STTR winners
have established technical assistance programs to market federal
program opportunities to small technology businesses, assist them in
selecting appropriate solicitations, and provide crucial support in
navigating the application process. A few university technology
programs and regional technology development organizations within New
York are struggling to make the services available, but are
constrained by severely limited recourses.

New York needs to invest a small but crucial amount of funds that can
leverage substantial federal dollars to assist small technology
companies to develop innovations that can be commercialized in New
York State, creating well-paying jobs for our residents.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7376/A.7296B - Referred to
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions 2009-10 -A.10084

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Appropriations of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 would
be necessary for an effective program that would draw down potentially
substantial federal SBIR and STTR awards.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 154--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation  to  creating  the  small  business innovation research/small
  business technology transfer technical assistance program

  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 46 to read as follows:
  S  46.  SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)/SMALL BUSINESS TECH-
NOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. THE SMALL  BUSI-
NESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH/SMALL  BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "THE  PROGRAM",  IS  HEREBY
CREATED IN THE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO ELIGI-
BLE  ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES OF ONE
HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR LESS AND LOCATED IN NEW  YORK  STATE  IN  COMPETING
SUCCESSFULLY  FOR  GRANTS  MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH PHASE I OF THE FEDERAL
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM AS ENACTED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, AND THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACT OF 1982, SO AS TO INCREASE  THE  NUMBER  OF
PHASE I SBIR AND STTR AWARD WINNERS WITHIN THE STATE.
  2.  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A) OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO  PROMOTE  AWARENESS  OF  SBIR/STTR
PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
  (B)  COUNSELING  TO  DETERMINE  THE  ABILITY  OF  A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL  AGENCY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01964-03-3

S. 154--A                           2

SOLICITATION  TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN
THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
  (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
  3.  IN  DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS,  ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  SHALL
CONSIDER  THE  PROBABILITY  OF  SUCH  BUSINESS COMMERCIALIZING ANY INNO-
VATIONS RESULTING FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD  IN  NEW
YORK STATE.
  4.  ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS
UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE DEMONSTRABLE  EXPERIENCE  AND  SUCCESS  IN
PROVIDING  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND
AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) CENTERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
3102-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (II)  TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
  (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF PART T
OF CHAPTER 84 OF THE LAWS OF 2002 AND SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  TEN  OF  THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (B)  PREFERENCE  FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE GIVEN
TO ENTITIES THAT PARTNER WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE  ENTITIES  TO  PROVIDE  THE
FULL  RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION
TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF  ACTUAL  CASH,  SALA-
RIES,  STAFF  TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
  5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF  SBIR/STTR  PROGRAM
SOLICITATIONS,  GRANT  PREPARATION  AND  REVIEW,  AND PRINTING COSTS AND
SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
  (B) FROM SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR  THIS  PURPOSE  BY  THE
LEGISLATURE,  THE  CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY IN
AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) DESCRIPTION  OF  SMALL  BUSINESSES  SERVED,  INCLUDING  TECHNOLOGY
FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
  (II)  SBIR  AND  STTR  GRANTS  APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
  (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
  (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT  TO
SECTION 404 OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (C)  ON  OR  BEFORE  FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE CORPO-
RATION SHALL EVALUATE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  SBIR/STTR  TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REPORT SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLA-
TURE.  THE  CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPRO-
PRIATENESS OF EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE  TO  SBIR/STTR
PHASE II APPLICANTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S154B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3057B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §50, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7376, A7296B
2009-2010: A10084

S154B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology transfer technical assistance program.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S154B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the small business innovation
research/small business technology transfer technical assistance
program

PURPOSE:

To provide technical assistance to small New York State businesses as
they compete for phase I federal SBIR and STTR grants so as to
increase the number of phase I SBIR and STTR award winners within the
state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The legislation would provide funds for outreach to small businesses
to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR program solicitations; counseling to
determine the ability of businesses to pursue SBIR/STTR phase 1
funding, the technology match with the federal agency solicitation to
be pursued, the qualifications of personnel involved in the proposed
project, the level of support needed from the technical assistance
program to produce a competitive application; and proposal preparation
assistance including grant writing, technology evaluation, and general
proposal evaluation. Entities eligible to receive funds for these
purposes are Centers of Advanced Technology, Regional Development
Technology Centers, State University of New York engineering schools
that administer the strategic partnership for industrial resurgence
program, and the Centers of Excellence. Preference would be given to
those entities that partner with other eligible entities to provide
these services.

JUSTIFICATION:

The federal government sets aside a share of its research and
development dollars for small businesses through SBIR and STTR
programs. Over $2 billion annually for competitive grants and
contracts is made available to small businesses to develop promising
new technologies. These programs are an attractive source of risk
capital for small technology companies necessary to facilitate the
growth of New York's Innovation Economy.

New York State, however, lags behind competitor states such as
California and Massachusetts in the number of SBIR and STTR phase I
grants awarded. In fact, between 2000 and 2009, New York ranked only
sixth in the nation, also behind Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, and
Texas.

Many other states intent on boosting the number of SBIR/STTR winners
have established technical assistance programs to market federal
program opportunities to small technology businesses, assist them in
selecting appropriate solicitations, and provide crucial support in
navigating the application process. A few university technology
programs and regional technology development organizations within New
York are struggling to make the services available, but are
constrained by severely limited recourses.


New York needs to invest a small but crucial amount of funds that can
leverage substantial federal dollars to assist small technology
companies to develop innovations that can be commercialized in New
York State, creating well-paying jobs for our residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.7376/A.7296B - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and
Commissions
2009-10: A.10084

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Appropriations of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 would be necessary for an
effective program that would draw down potentially substantial federal
SBIR and STTR awards.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 154--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and  Commis-
  sions   in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to creating  the  small  business  innovation  research/small
  business technology transfer technical assistance program

  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 50 to read as follows:
  S 50. SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)/SMALL  BUSINESS  TECH-
NOLOGY  TRANSFER (STTR) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS INNOVATION RESEARCH/SMALL BUSINESS  TECHNOLOGY  TRANSFER  TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM,  HEREAFTER  REFERRED TO AS "THE PROGRAM", IS HEREBY
CREATED IN THE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO ELIGI-
BLE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES OF  ONE
HUNDRED  EMPLOYEES  OR  LESS  AND LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE IN COMPETING
SUCCESSFULLY FOR GRANTS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH PHASE I  OF  THE  FEDERAL
SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH PROGRAM AS ENACTED PURSUANT TO THE
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, AND THE  SMALL  BUSI-
NESS  TECHNOLOGY  TRANSFER  ACT OF 1982, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF
PHASE I SBIR AND STTR AWARD WINNERS WITHIN THE STATE.
  2. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION MAY  INCLUDE,  BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01964-04-4

S. 154--B                           2

  (A)  OUTREACH  TO  SMALL  BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SBIR/STTR
PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
  (B)  COUNSELING  TO  DETERMINE  THE  ABILITY  OF  A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL  AGENCY
SOLICITATION  TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN
THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
  (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
  3. IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE  AUTHORIZED
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS, ELIGIBLE ENTITIES SHALL
CONSIDER THE PROBABILITY OF  SUCH  BUSINESS  COMMERCIALIZING  ANY  INNO-
VATIONS  RESULTING  FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD IN NEW
YORK STATE.
  4. ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  FUNDS
UNDER  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  HAVE DEMONSTRABLE EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS IN
PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,  AND
AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I)  CENTERS  FOR  ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION
THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (II)  TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
  (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
  (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF PART T
OF  CHAPTER  84  OF THE LAWS OF 2002 AND SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TEN OF THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (B) PREFERENCE FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  GIVEN
TO  ENTITIES  THAT  PARTNER  WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE THE
FULL RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN  SUBDIVISION
TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
ON  A  ONE-TO-ONE  BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF ACTUAL CASH, SALA-
RIES, STAFF TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
  5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
OUTREACH  TO  SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SBIR/STTR PROGRAM
SOLICITATIONS, GRANT PREPARATION AND  REVIEW,  AND  PRINTING  COSTS  AND
SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
  (B)  FROM  SUCH  FUNDS  AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE BY THE
LEGISLATURE, THE CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS  ANNUALLY  IN
AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
  (I)  DESCRIPTION  OF  SMALL  BUSINESSES  SERVED,  INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY
FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
  (II) SBIR AND STTR GRANTS APPLIED FOR AND  RECEIVED  AS  A  RESULT  OF
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
  (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
  (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION  FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT TO
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
  (C) ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, THE CORPORATION
SHALL EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SBIR/STTR  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM  AND  REPORT  SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE. THE

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CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPROPRIATENESS OF
EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SBIR/STTR PHASE II APPLI-
CANTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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