senate Bill S1722

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the strategic partnership for industrial resurgence program

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S1722 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3004
2009-2010: S7502

S1722 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the strategic partnership for industrial resurgence program; provides New York state companies with technical assistance with research projects and with the application for federal funding and other sources of funding for which they are eligible.

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BILL NUMBER:S1722

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the strategic
partnership for industrial resurgence program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To codify in statute the Strategic Partnership for Industrial
Resurgence (SPIR), an engineering technical outreach and service
program providing assistance to small businesses. The non-statutory
program was established in 1994 and is funded and administered
through the State University of New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The State University of New York Chancellor would allocate available
funds for a SPIR program at the engineering schools at Albany,
Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook State Universities. Funding will
allow the schools to provide technical assistance to small and medium
sized companies in New York.

Projects must have well-defined deliverables, timeframes and support
the goals of student education and professional development as
determined by the Dean of the Engineering School or an equivalent
faculty member.

Any New York state technology-based or technology-dependent company in
the manufacturing, product development, information technology or
service sector with fewer than 250 employees is eligible for
assistance from SPIR. Companies must provide at least a 50E6 match.
Allowable expenses include compensation and tuition and travel
expenses of graduate and undergraduate students working on the
project. SPIR may also Provide technical assistance to companies
developing proposals for federal grants.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program
fills a gap in existing State industrial assistance programs by
providing technically advanced multidisciplinary assistance on a fast
turnaround basis through utilizing the extensive engineering
resources of the SUNY system. The SPIR program was modeled on the
successful agricultural extension service model. New York's
"Engineering Extension Service" model is unique and could be a model
adopted nationwide.

Over the past ten years, the SPIR program has worked with over 1,000
New York companies on almost 5,000 individual projects. It is
estimated that the Program's advanced technical assistance has led to
the
creation/retention of tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of
millions in increased sales. This bill would codify the SPIR program
in statute.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Subject to available funds.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  1722

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, DILAN, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Higher
  Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the stra-
  tegic partnership for industrial resurgence program

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  239-b
to read as follows:
  S  239-B.  STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM. 1.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW  YORK,  A
STRATEGIC  PARTNERSHIP  FOR  INDUSTRIAL  RESURGENCE  PROGRAM,  HEREAFTER
REFERRED TO AS "THE PROGRAM." SUCH PROGRAM IS CREATED FOR  THE  PURPOSES
OF  STRENGTHENING  THE STATE'S SMALL AND MID-SIZED BUSINESSES BY HELPING
THEM TO ADDRESS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS AND PROCESSES IN ORDER  TO  IMPROVE
INDUSTRIAL  COMPETITIVENESS.  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE NEW YORK STATE
COMPANIES WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WITH RESEARCH PROJECTS AND WITH  THE
APPLICATION  FOR  FEDERAL FUNDING AND OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR WHICH
THEY ARE ELIGIBLE.
  2. THE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL  DETERMINE
THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR THE ENGINEERING SCHOOLS OF THE STATE UNIVER-
SITY  OF  NEW YORK AT ALBANY, BINGHAMTON, BUFFALO AND STONY BROOK. ADDI-
TIONAL ENGINEERING SCHOOLS IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW  YORK  CAN  BE
ADDED  IF  ADDITIONAL FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE. THE EXISTING RELATIVE FUNDING
ALLOCATIONS TO THE INDIVIDUAL UNIVERSITIES WILL BE MAINTAINED.
  3. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS MAY INVOLVE ANY DEPARTMENT IN THE  SCHOOL/COLLEGE
OF ENGINEERING AT THE PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES.
  4.  ELIGIBLE  PROJECTS  SHALL  INCLUDE  ONLY PROJECTS THAT SUPPORT THE
GOALS OF STUDENT EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS DETERMINED BY
THE DEAN OF THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OR AN EQUIVALENT  FACULTY  MEMBER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04983-01-3

S. 1722                             2

AT  EACH ENGINEERING SCHOOL. ALL PROJECTS SHALL HAVE WELL-DEFINED DELIV-
ERABLES AND TIMEFRAMES.
  5. ANY NEW YORK STATE TECHNOLOGY-BASED OR TECHNOLOGY-DEPENDENT COMPANY
IN  THE  MANUFACTURING,  PRODUCT  DEVELOPMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OR
SERVICE SECTOR WITH FEWER THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY EMPLOYEES  IS  ELIGIBLE
TO  RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM THE PROGRAM. PROGRAM FUNDS MAY SUPPORT UP TO
FIFTY PERCENT OF THE COST OF THE ENTIRE PROJECT. COMPANIES  SHALL  COVER
AT  LEAST  FIFTY  PERCENT  OF THE COST OF THE PROJECT THROUGH COMPANY OR
OTHER  EXTERNAL  RESOURCES,  INCLUDING  FEDERAL   RESOURCES.   ALLOWABLE
EXPENSES  UNDER  THE  PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE  COMPENSATION  AND TUITION
ASSISTANCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKING  DIRECTLY  ON
THE  PROJECT  IN  ADDITION TO ANY STUDENT TRAVEL DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE
PROJECT.
  6. THE PROGRAM  MAY  SUPPORT  THE  EFFORTS  OF  COMPANIES  TO  DEVELOP
PROPOSALS  FOR  THE  "SMALL  BUSINESS  INNOVATION  RESEARCH PROGRAM," AS
ENACTED PURSUANT TO PUBLIC LAW 97-219 REGARDING THE SMALL BUSINESS INNO-
VATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, OR THE "SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANS-
FER PROGRAM," AS ENACTED BY PUBLIC LAW 102-564 REGARDING THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT  OF  1992,  WHICH  PROVIDE
FUNDS  TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO CONDUCT INNOVATIVE RESEARCH HAVING COMMER-
CIAL APPLICATION.
  7. THE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL  SUBMIT  A
REPORT,  ON  OR  BEFORE  JULY  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND ANNUALLY
THEREAFTER, TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY  PRESI-
DENT  OF  THE  SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY. SUCH REPORT SHALL
INCORPORATE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM AT EACH  ENGINEERING  SCHOOL  AND
INCLUDE:
  A. A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECTS AT EACH SCHOOL;
  B. INFORMATION ON ANY COLLABORATIONS, AND ANY FEDERAL GRANTS AWARDED;
  C.  INFORMATION  ON  THE  PROJECTED ECONOMIC IMPACT, INCLUDING COMPANY
PRODUCTIVITY AND ANY JOBS CREATED, RETAINED OR PROJECTED TO  BE  CREATED
OR RETAINED; AND
  D. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS THE CHANCELLOR DEEMS NECESSARY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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