senate Bill S2703

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to making grants and tax expenditures accessible to the public

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 26, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2019 referred to budget and revenue

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Mar 26, 2019 - committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Mar 26, 2019

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S2703 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §184, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6286
2017-2018: S686

S2703 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to directing agencies that provide grants and tax expenditures for the purpose of economic development to make comprehensive information on such grants and tax expenditures accessible to the public on a searchable website.

S2703 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2703 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2703

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Budget and Revenue

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  directing  agencies
  that  provide  grants and tax expenditures for the purpose of economic
  development to make comprehensive information on such grants  and  tax
  expenditures accessible to the public on a searchable website

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "online economic development grants and tax expenditures transparen-
cy act".
  §  2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 184 to read
as follows:
  § 184. ONLINE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AND TAX EXPENDITURES  TRANS-
PARENCY. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "SEARCHABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AND TAX EXPENDITURES DATA-
BASE  WEBSITE" SHALL MEAN A WEBSITE THAT ALLOWS THE PUBLIC AT NO COST TO
SEARCH FOR, OBTAIN, AND AGGREGATE THE  INFORMATION  IDENTIFIED  IN  THIS
SECTION,  WHICH  INCLUDES GRANTS AND TAX EXPENDITURES FOR THE PURPOSE OF
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
  (B) "ENTITY AND/OR RECIPIENTS" SHALL  MEAN  ANY  CORPORATION,  ASSOCI-
ATION,  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP, OR ANY
OTHER LEGAL BUSINESS ENTITY WHO RECEIVES AN ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  GRANT
OR  TAX  EXPENDITURE  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FROM THE
EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC  DEVEL-
OPMENT  OR  ANY  OTHER  STATE ENTITY. IT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT GRANTEE OR SUB-GRANTEE, TAX EXPENDITURE BENEFICIARY  OR  TAX
EXPENDITURE  SUB-BENEFICIARY,  CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR, COUNTY, CITY
OR OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY.
  (C) "AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE,  BOARD,  COMMIS-
SION, BUREAU, DIVISION, INSTITUTION, OR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

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

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