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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|May 15, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5285
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S5285 - Details
S5285 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5285 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to creating regional minority and women-owned business enterprise advocate PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to aid in the assistance of obtaining technical, managerial, financial and other business assistance for certified businesses and applicants. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the Executive Law to provide for definitions; adds new sections 311-a & b to establish within the Empire State Development Corporation an Office of Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Statewide and Regional Advocate; establishes for powers and duties to include investigating complaints concerning certification delays and toll-free- telephone service. Amends the Economic Development Law to set forth reporting requirements and advise the Commissioner on recommendations for the selection of Statewide Advocate for Minority and Women Business Enterprises as set forth by section 311-a of the Executive Law.
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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