senate Bill S7510

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "New York Local News Act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Nov 05, 2021 referred to rules

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S7510 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8471
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education

S7510 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "New York local news act"; establishes the New York commission on local news and civic information to advance research and innovation in the field of media and technology to benefit the state's civic life and evolving information needs.

S7510 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7510 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7510
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             November 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT in relation to establishing the "New York Local News Act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 local news act".
   § 2. Definitions. As used in this act:
   (a) "Board of directors" or "board" means the board  of  directors  of
 the New York commission on local news and civic information.
   (b) "Commission" means the New York commission on local news and civic
 information.
   (c)  "In-kind contribution" means a contribution of goods or services,
 other than a cash grant.
   (d) "Local community organization" means a locally-based  organization
 serving  a  community of people having shared interests that is incorpo-
 rated, organized, and operated in such a  manner  as  to  qualify  as  a
 nonprofit  corporation  described  in  section  501(c)(3) of the federal
 Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).
   (e) "Member university" means the University of the State of New  York
 and the City University of New York.
   §  3.  New  York commission on local news and civic information estab-
 lished.  There is hereby established the New York  commission  on  local
 news  and  civic information which shall consist of the member universi-
 ties. The purpose of the commission shall be  to  advance  research  and
 innovation  in  the field of media and technology to benefit the state's
 civic life and evolving information needs.
   § 4. Board of directors. (a) The commission  shall  have  a  board  of
 directors  that  shall set strategic priorities and metrics to guide the
 commission's grant-making and other initiatives, as well as  to  approve
 grants.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13448-02-1

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