senate Bill S6793

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the New York state digital game development and incentive act

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Mar 11, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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Apr 28, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Apr 28, 2014

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S6793 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9081
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §16-w, UDC Act; add §99-v, St Fin L

S6793 - Summary

Relates to enacting the New York state digital game development and incentive act to enhance opportunities in the gaming industry.

S6793 - Sponsor Memo

S6793 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6793

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GOLDEN, GALLIVAN, BALL, GRIFFO, ROBACH, VALESKY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  urban development corporation act and the state
  finance law, in relation to establishing the New  York  state  digital
  game development and incentive act

  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 16-w to read as follows:
  S 16-W. THE NEW YORK STATE DIGITAL GAME DEVELOPMENT AND INCENTIVE ACT.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "DIGITAL GAME DEVELOPMENT" OR  "DIGITAL  GAME  SOFTWARE"  COMPANIES
(COLLECTIVELY,  "DIGITAL  GAME  COMPANIES") AND PUBLISHERS ARE COMPANIES
ENGAGED IN DEVELOPING, PRODUCING, OR PUBLISHING  ENTERTAINMENT  SOFTWARE
FOR  ONE OR MULTIPLE PLATFORMS OR PLAYING DEVICES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE
DOWNLOADED ELECTRONICALLY, INCLUDING COMPANIES  THAT  ARE  OR  WOULD  BE
CLASSIFIED UNDER NAIC CODE 511210 OR ANY SUCCESSOR THERETO;
  B.  "NEW YORK STATE INCUBATOR" OR "NEW YORK STATE INNOVATION HOT SPOT"
HAVE THE SAME MEANINGS AS "NEW YORK  STATE  INCUBATORS"  AND  "NEW  YORK
STATE INNOVATION HOT SPOTS" AS USED IN SECTION SIXTEEN-V OF THIS ACT;
  C.  "ANCHOR  TENANT"  MEANS  ENTITIES  OR PERSONS SO DESIGNATED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT ARE DIGITAL GAME COMPANIES, OR
ARE SUBSIDIARIES OF OR NEW VENTURES OWNED WHOLLY OR IN PART  BY  DIGITAL
GAME COMPANIES. AN ENTITY OR PERSON CANNOT BE AN ANCHOR TENANT UNLESS IT
IS RESIDENT IN NEW YORK STATE AND ESTABLISHES OPERATIONS PURSUANT TO THE
START-UP NY PROGRAM AUTHORIZED UNDER ARTICLE 21 OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOP-
MENT LAW IN AN INDUSTRY CLUSTER OF DIGITAL GAME COMPANIES.
  2.  THE  CORPORATION  IS  AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, WITHIN AMOUNTS MADE
AVAILABLE TO IT BY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR  AND  SUCH  OTHER  PUBLIC  AND
PRIVATE  FUNDS AS SHALL ADDITIONALLY BE MADE AVAILABLE, TO PROVIDE LOANS
AND GRANTS FOR SERVICES AND EXPENSES RELATED TO PLANNING AND  IMPLEMENT-
ING  A  NEW YORK STATE DIGITAL GAME SUMMIT, TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE OTHER

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

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