senate Bill S5285

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates minority and women-owned business enterprise regional advocates

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
May 15, 2013 referred to finance

S5285 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1986
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§310 & 311-a, add §311-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5054
2009-2010: A5458

S5285 - Summary

Creates minority and women-owned business enterprise regional advocates; provides that the advocates will help ensure that municipal agencies comply with the provisions of law relating to minority and women-owned business enterprises.

S5285 - Sponsor Memo

S5285 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5285

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law,  in  relation  to  creating  regional
  minority and women-owned business enterprise advocate

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

  Section 1. Section 310 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 23 to read as follows:
  23.  "REGIONAL ADVOCATE" SHALL MEAN THE PERSON APPOINTED BY THE STATE-
WIDE ADVOCATE TO SERVE IN THE CAPACITY OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSI-
NESS ENTERPRISE REGIONAL ADVOCATE.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 311-a of the executive law, as added  by
section  4  of  part BB of chapter 59 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
read as follows:
  2. The advocate shall act as a liaison for  minority  and  women-owned
business  enterprises  (MWBEs)  to  assist  them in obtaining technical,
managerial, financial and other business assistance for certified  busi-
nesses and applicants. The advocate shall investigate complaints brought
by  or  on behalf of MWBEs concerning certification delays and instances
of violations of law by state agencies.  The  statewide  advocate  shall
assist certified businesses and applicants in the certification process,
DIRECT  REGIONAL  LOCAL  ADVOCATES  IN  DEVELOPING  EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
PROGRAMS AND CREATE AWARENESS OF  COMPETITIVE  GRANT  PROGRAMS.    Other
functions of the statewide advocate shall be directed by the commission-
er.  The  advocate  may  request  and the director may appoint staff and
employees of the division of minority and women business development  to
support the administration of the office of the statewide advocate.
  S  3.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 311-b to
read as follows:
  S 311-B. MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE  REGIONAL  ADVO-
CATES. 1.  REGIONAL ADVOCATE. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN EACH OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01741-01-3

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