senate Bill S2012

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the New York state amateur sports development advisory council

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S2012 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6401
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-B-1 ยงยง172-a - 172-c, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3425, A4604
2009-2010: S7019, A6090

S2012 - Bill Texts

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Creates the New York state amateur sports development advisory council to advise the department of economic development on the coordination and promotion of amateur sports and to link such events to tourism promotion.

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BILL NUMBER:S2012

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the economic development law, in relation to establishing the
New York state amateur
sports development
advisory council

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Article
5-B-1 to the
Economic Development Law entitled New York State Amateur Sports
Development Advisory Council.

Section 172-a establishes the council.

1. It will be comprised of 18 members appointed by the Governor. Three
members shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Temporary
President of the Senate and three members shall be appointed on the
recommendation of the Speaker of the Assembly. One member shall be
appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader of the Senate
and one member shall be appointed on the recommendation of the
Minority Leader of the Assembly.

2. The council shall include representatives of organizations that
sponsor amateur sports activities in the state.

3. Members shall receive no compensation, but shall be allowed their
actual and necessary expenses.

4. The council shall meet at least five times per year, including no
less than three times between January 1st and May 31st of each year.

5. Attendance requirements are set out for council members.

6. The Department of Economic Development shall provide necessary
technical and staff assistance, and other departments shall also
provide cooperation and assistance as reasonably requested.

Section 172-b sets forth the purposes of the council.
The council shall advise the Commissioner concerning amateur sports,
link tourism resources to amateur sports promotion and serve as
liaison between the state's amateur sports clubs and organizations
and the commissioner in coordinating the design and implementation of
the state's amateur sporting event promotion policies and programs.

Section 172-c sets forth the powers of the council.

Section 2 requires the Chair of the council to report on or before
March 1st of the year next succeeding the initial convening of the
council and annually thereafter.

Section 3 provides that the act shall take effect immediately.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of this bill
is to promote
amateur sports in New York on an organized and statewide basis.
Amateur sports, whether through schools, clubs, leagues or otherwise,
are an important economic, health and recreational asset. Organized
competitions attract hundreds of competitors, often from across the
country and indeed the world. As such, they are a valuable asset to
the tourism industry and the state's economy. For most people,
whether through school sports, teams or leagues, or individual
participation, amateur athletics are the primary source for exercise
and recreation.

This bill will help promote amateur athletics by creating a council
dedicated to promoting and publicizing the varied amateur athletic
pursuits available now, as well as helping to provide new amateur
athletic opportunities. The council can work with participants,
schools, clubs, organizations and companies that provide venues for
events, lodging, travel and transportation companies and local
tourism organizations to bring these groups together. The council
will help to make amateur athletics even more successful in New York
State.

EXISTING LAW: New bill.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007 - S.6197/A.9144 -- PASSED SENATE/Tourism
2008 - S.6197/A.9144 -- PASSED SENATE/Ways & Means
2010 - S.7019/A.6090 -- FINANCE/Passed Assembly
2011-2012 - S.3425/A.4604 -- TOURISM/Tourism

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2012

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish-
  ing the New York state amateur sports development advisory council

  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 5-B-1 to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 5-B-1
       NEW YORK STATE AMATEUR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
SECTION 172-A. NEW YORK STATE AMATEUR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY  COUN-
                 CIL ESTABLISHED.
        172-B. PURPOSE OF THE COUNCIL.
        172-C. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL.
  S  172-A.  NEW  YORK STATE AMATEUR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
ESTABLISHED. 1.  THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE DEPARTMENT  THE  NEW
YORK  STATE  AMATEUR  SPORTS  DEVELOPMENT  ADVISORY  COUNCIL WHICH SHALL
COMPRISE EIGHTEEN MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THREE ON THE RECOM-
MENDATION OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE; ONE ON THE RECOMMEN-
DATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE; THREE ON THE RECOMMENDATION
OF THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY; AND ONE ON  THE  RECOMMENDATION  OF  THE
MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL  SHALL SERVE
FOR  TERMS  OF  TWO  YEARS, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT OF THE MEMBERS FIRST
APPOINTED, NINE SHALL SERVE FOR TERMS OF TWO YEARS AND NINE SHALL  SERVE
FOR TERMS OF THREE YEARS. THE GOVERNOR SHALL DESIGNATE THE CHAIRMAN FROM
AMONG  THE  MEMBERS  OF  THE COUNCIL. THE VICE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE ELECTED
FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL BY THE MEMBERS  OF  SUCH  COUNCIL,
AND  SHALL  REPRESENT  THE COUNCIL IN THE ABSENCE OF THE CHAIRMAN AT ALL
OFFICIAL COUNCIL  FUNCTIONS.  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE  COMMITTEE  ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05150-01-3

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CULTURAL  AFFAIRS,  TOURISM,  PARKS  AND RECREATION AND THE CHAIR OF THE
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, ARTS  AND  SPORTS  DEVELOPMENT  OR  THEIR
DESIGNATED  REPRESENTATIVES,  SHALL BE NON-VOTING, EX OFFICIO MEMBERS OF
THE  COUNCIL  AND  SHALL  RECEIVE  NO  ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR THEIR
SERVICES ON THE ADVISORY COUNCIL.
  2. IN APPOINTING THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR SHALL ENSURE
THAT SUCH MEMBERS INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT  SPONSOR
AND  PROMOTE AMATEUR   SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, BUSINESSES, CONVENTION BUREAUS, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, PARKS
AND ATTRACTIONS, SCHOOLS, CLUBS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, RESTAURANTS,
WATER-BASED RECREATION FACILITIES, CAMPGROUNDS, SKI  FACILITIES,  WINER-
IES, HALLS OF FAME, TRAVEL AGENTS AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES.
  3.  THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR
SERVICES   BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED  THEIR  ACTUAL  AND  NECESSARY  EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS COUNCIL MEMBERS.
  4. THE COUNCIL SHALL MEET AT LEAST FIVE TIMES A YEAR INCLUDING NO LESS
THAN  THREE    TIMES  BETWEEN JANUARY FIRST AND MAY THIRTY-FIRST, AT THE
CALL OF THE COMMISSIONER OR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL.
  5. UNLESS A MEMBER HAS BEEN EXCUSED FROM ATTENDANCE AT  SUCH  MEETINGS
BY THE CHAIRMAN OR VICE-CHAIRMAN UPON GOOD CAUSE BEING SHOWN, ANY MEMBER
WHO  FAILS TO  ATTEND THREE CONSECUTIVE MEETINGS SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE
RESIGNED. ANY VACANCY ON THE COUNCIL SHALL BE FILLED FOR  THE  REMAINING
TERM  OF  THE  INDIVIDUAL REPLACED. THE APPOINTMENT TO FILL SUCH VACANCY
SHALL BE MADE IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT WAS MADE.
  6. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE NECESSARY TECHNICAL AND STAFF  ASSIST-
ANCE  TO THE COUNCIL.  ALL REASONABLE REQUESTS BY THE COUNCIL FOR INFOR-
MATION, COOPERATION, OR ASSISTANCE TO CARRY OUT  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  BY  ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD,
BUREAU, COMMISSION, AUTHORITY OR AGENCY OF THE STATE.
  S 172-B. PURPOSE OF THE COUNCIL. THE PURPOSES OF THE COUNCIL SHALL  BE
TO ADVISE THE COMMISSIONER CONCERNING AMATEUR SPORTS PROMOTIONS, TO LINK
TOURISM  RESOURCES  TO  AMATEUR SPORTS PROMOTION AND TO SERVE AS LIAISON
BETWEEN THE STATE'S AMATEUR  SPORTS  CLUBS  AND  ORGANIZATIONS  AND  THE
COMMISSIONER  WITH RESPECT TO COORDINATING THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE STATE'S AMATEUR SPORTING EVENT PROMOTION POLICIES AND PROGRAMS.
  S 172-C. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL. THE COUNCIL SHALL HAVE  THE  FOLLOWING
POWERS:
  1.  TO  IDENTIFY  AND  REVIEW  AMATEUR SPORTS ACTIVITIES, COORDINATING
SCHEDULING AND USE OF VENUES, AND CURRENT STATE  POLICIES  AND  PROGRAMS
WHICH  DIRECTLY  OR  INDIRECTLY AFFECT THE PROMOTION OF AMATEUR SPORTING
EVENTS IN THE STATE AND, AS APPROPRIATE, RECOMMEND THE ADOPTION OF  NEW,
OR THE MODIFICATION OF EXISTING, POLICIES AND PROGRAMS;
  2.  TO  ADVISE  THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  ITS  PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF
AMATEUR SPORTING TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS, FACILITIES AND RELATED SERVICES
IN THE STATE; TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE    AND  ASSISTANCE  TO  LOCAL  AMATEUR
SPORTS  CLUBS  AND  ORGANIZATIONS;  AND  TO PROVIDE CENTRAL INVENTORY OF
VENUES, A STATEWIDE SCHEDULE OF AMATEUR SPORTING EVENTS  AND  A  CENTRAL
RESOURCE FOR SUCH SPORTING EVENT INFORMATION;
  3.  TO  ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF
THE STATE'S AMATEUR SPORTS MARKETING AND BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAM,
INCLUDING  LONG-RANGE  STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTING AMATEUR SPORTS ENTHUSI-
ASTS TO THE STATE;
  4. TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE CONCERN-
ING RECOMMENDED LEGISLATION NECESSARY TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE  THE  EXPAN-
SION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMATEUR SPORTING EVENTS WITHIN THE STATE;

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  5. TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE CONCERN-
ING  EXISTING  LAWS,  RULES, REGULATIONS AND PRACTICES OF STATE AGENCIES
WHICH ARE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE OR INIMICAL TO THE EXPANSION  AND  DEVELOP-
MENT OF AMATEUR SPORTING EVENTS WITHIN THE STATE; AND
  6. TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT IN OBTAINING INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF STATE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS AFFECTING THE
PROMOTION  OF  AMATEUR  SPORTING  EVENTS  AND  RELATED INDUSTRIES IN THE
STATE.
  S 2. Reporting requirements. The chair of the New York state  advisory
council  shall  report,  on  or  before March first next succeeding such
council's initial convening and annually thereafter, to the governor and
the legislature and make appropriate recommendations consistent with the
purposes of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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