|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 27, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
senate Bill S325
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S325 (ACTIVE) - Details
S325 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S325 SPONSOR: AKSHAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state administrative procedure act, in relation to each agency designating a small business liaison PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To designate a small business liaison in each agency to act as a resource, advocate, educator, and navigator between small businesses and agency bureaucracy. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends the state administrative procedure act by adding a new section 102-b that designates an existing employee in each agency to serve as its liaison to small businesses, to be regulated by such agency. The small business liaison will serve as the primary contact for small businesses to reach out with any inquiries, provides small businesses
S325 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 325 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AKSHAR -- 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 state administrative procedure act, in relation to each agency designating a small business liaison THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state administrative procedure act is amended by adding a new section 102-b to read as follows: § 102-B. SMALL BUSINESS LIAISON. EACH AGENCY SHALL DESIGNATE AN EXIST- ING EMPLOYEE TO SERVE AS ITS LIAISON TO SMALL BUSINESSES REGULATED BY SUCH AGENCY. THE DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS LIAI- SON SHALL BE PROMINENTLY POSTED AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE ON THE AGENCY WEBSITE. THE SMALL BUSINESS LIAISON SHALL: (A) SERVE AS AN INITIAL PRIMARY CONTACT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO CONTACT WITH ANY INQUIRIES; (B) BE EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESSES WITH BASIC INFORMATION ON THE AGENCY AND ITS REGULATIONS; (C) HELP SMALL BUSINESSES NAVIGATE THE AGENCY BUREAUCRACY TO IDENTIFY AND CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE STAFF PERSON WITHIN THE AGENCY, EITHER AT THE STATE OR REGIONAL LEVEL, FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS; (D) HEAR THE CONCERNS OF SMALL BUSINESSES, REPORT THOSE CONCERNS TO APPROPRIATE AGENCY STAFF AND OFFER POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO SUCH CONCERNS; (E) ADVOCATE WITHIN THE AGENCY ON BEHALF OF SMALL BUSINESSES, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE AGENCY HEAD ON MATTERS AFFECTING SMALL BUSI- NESSES; (F) INITIATE AND ENCOURAGE SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS ON BEHALF OF THE AGENCY, AS APPROPRIATE; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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