senate Bill S325

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to each agency designating a small business liaison

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2019 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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Feb 27, 2019 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

S325
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Nay
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2019

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S325 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7541
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Administrative Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Add §102-b, St Ad Proc Act
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9069, A8568

S325 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that each agency shall designate an existing employee to serve as its liaison to small businesses regulated by such agency; further provides the duties of such small business liaison.

S325 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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