senate Bill S6588

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires state economic development agencies to provide preferences to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the programs that they administer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2016 1st report cal.887
Jan 28, 2016 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

Votes

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May 17, 2016 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

S6588
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Abstained
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: May 17, 2016

S6588 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5480
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §101-a, Ec Dev L; amd §1823, Pub Auth L; add §4-a, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3802
2011-2012: S4410
2013-2014: S1530, A4738
2017-2018: S2138, A3486
2019-2020: S1238
2021-2022: S3038

S6588 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of economic development, job development authority, and urban development corporation to provide preferences to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the administration of their economic development assistance programs; requires annual reports thereon.

S6588 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6588 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6588

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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, the public authorities law
  and  the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation
  to providing a preference to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the
  award of state economic development assistance

  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
section 101-a to read as follows:
  S 101-A. PREFERENCES TO SMALL BUSINESSES AND  ENTREPRENEURS.  IN  EACH
PROGRAM  ADMINISTERED  BY  OR ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO AN
APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS, AND CONSISTENT WITH ANY STATUTE  GOVERNING  SUCH
PROGRAM,  PREFERENCE  SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE AWARD OF SUCH FUNDS TO SMALL
BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS. SUCH PREFERENCE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE
LIMITED  TO, ACTIVE MARKETING OF THE PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY TO SMALL BUSI-
NESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS, PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUAL SMALL BUSI-
NESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS IN ACCESSING AVAILABLE FUNDS UNDER THE PROGRAM,
AND ESTABLISHING AND WORKING TO MEET THE GOAL OF AWARDING TWENTY PERCENT
OF AVAILABLE FUNDS UNDER THE PROGRAM TO SMALL BUSINESSES  AND  ENTREPRE-
NEURS.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENTREPRENEUR" SHALL MEAN
A PERSON WHO ORGANIZES, OPERATES, AND ASSUMES THE  RISK  OF  A  START-UP
BUSINESS  VENTURE.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  INCLUDE IN THE ANNUAL REPORT
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THIRTY-SEVEN-A OF SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED
OF  THIS  ARTICLE  A  DESCRIPTION  OF ACTIVITIES, A LISTING OF PROPOSALS
RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO  THIS  SECTION  AND  IDENTIFY
WHETHER THE TWENTY PERCENT GOAL WAS MET FOR EACH PROGRAM.
  S 2. Section 1823 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  IN EACH PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE AUTHORITY, AND
CONSISTENT WITH ANY STATUTE GOVERNING SUCH PROGRAM, PREFERENCE SHALL  BE
GIVEN  TO THE AWARD OF SUCH FUNDS TO SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS.
SUCH PREFERENCE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  ACTIVE  MARKETING

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

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