senate Bill S6940

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the GrowNY pilot program, an economic gardening pilot program within the department of economic development

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May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Apr 04, 2014 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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May 28, 2014 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S6940 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1567A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22 ยง450, Ec Dev L

S6940 - Summary

Establishes the GrowNY pilot program, an economic gardening pilot program within the department of economic development to stimulate investment in the state economy by providing technical assistance for expanding businesses in the state.

S6940 - Sponsor Memo

S6940 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6940

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish-
  ing an economic gardening  pilot  program  within  the  department  of
  economic development

  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 22 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 22
                             GROWNY PROGRAM
SECTION 450. GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM.
  S 450. GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. 1. (A) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENT THE GROWNY PILOT PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE OF THE PILOT PROGRAM IS
TO  STIMULATE  INVESTMENT  IN  THE  STATE ECONOMY BY PROVIDING TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE FOR EXPANDING BUSINESSES IN THE STATE.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE ALL NECES-
SARY RULES AND  REGULATIONS  REQUIRED  TO  IMPLEMENT  THE  GROWNY  PILOT
PROGRAM.
  2. (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONTRACT WITH REGIONAL NON-PROFIT ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES TO ADMINISTER THE PILOT PROGRAM UNDER THIS SECTION.
THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  AWARD  COMPETITIVE  GRANTS OF UP TO FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO FIVE YEARS TO EACH  ENTITY
THAT  DEMONSTRATES  THE  ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT THE PILOT PROGRAM IN THEIR
REGION, HAS AN OUTREACH PLAN, AND HAS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE  COUNSELING
SERVICES,  ACCESS  TO TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION, MARKETING SERVICES AND
ADVICE, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, AND OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES.
  (B) CONTRACTS WITH SELECTED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES SHALL BE FOR
A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS AND SHALL BE REEVALUATED BY THE DEPARTMENT  EVERY
TWELVE  MONTHS  TO  ENSURE  SUCH ENTITIES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE
ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY AND CONFORM TO THE  PROGRAM  CRITERIA.
CONTRACTED  ENTITIES SHALL NOT LIMIT SERVICES OFFERED UNDER THIS PROGRAM
TO MEMBERS OF SUCH ENTITY AND SHALL SEEK TO PROVIDE  ECONOMIC  GARDENING

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

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