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A02425 Summary:

BILL NO    A02425 

SAME AS    SAME AS S01030

SPONSOR    Cook (MS)

COSPNSR    Ortiz, Magee, Gunther, Roberts, Miller, Galef, Barrett, Skartados

MLTSPNSR   Colton, Cymbrowitz, Glick, Gottfried, Markey, Rivera

Amd S100, Ec Dev L

Authorizes the commissioner of economic development together with the
commissioner of agriculture and markets to devise a program to promote and
distribute statewide and regional guides to farms, farmers markets and other
agriculturally significant tourist destinations.
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A02425 Text:

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

                                         2425

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 15, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. COOK, ORTIZ, MAGEE, GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by
         --  M.  of  A.  COLTON, CYMBROWITZ, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, MARKEY, RABBITT,
         RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

       AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to authorizing
         the commissioner of economic  development  to  develop  certain  regu-
         lations regarding the state travel guide

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

    1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision  15  of  section  100  of  the
    2  economic development law, as amended by chapter 446 of the laws of 1990,
    3  is amended and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
    4    (b)  in the discharge of this power, the commissioner may enter into a
    5  contract for publication of a state travel  guide  to  promote  tourism.
    6  Such contract may provide for the sale of advertising by the contractor.
    7  A  contract  for  publication  of  a state travel guide shall be awarded
    8  following consideration of factors  which  shall  include,  but  not  be
    9  limited  to,  the  most favorable financial advantage for the state, the
   10  best representation of the state of New York and its services,  and  the
   11  greatest  utility  to the traveller.   The commissioner shall promulgate
   12  regulations by the first day of November next succeeding  the  effective
   13  date  of  this  paragraph to guide the preparation of bids and the dead-
   14  lines for selection of a competent contractor  and  publication  of  the
   15  state travel guide. The regulations shall, at a minimum, limit advertis-
   16  ing  content  to  no more than thirty percent of the space available and
   17  establish responsibility for preparation and  placement  of  appropriate
   18  editorial  content  and  an  equitable  listing  without charge or other
   19  consideration of attractions and activities available to the tourist  in
   20  New  York  state.  Such  regulations  shall  provide for approval of the
   21  commissioner at critical stages of state travel  guide  development  and
   22  advertising  standards  and  rates.  Furthermore, such regulations shall
   23  provide minimum financial terms and responsibilities of  the  state  and

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD00553-01-3
       A. 2425                             2

    1  the  contractor,  the  allocation  of  any  revenues  derived  from  the
    2  production of the travel guide and securities which shall be required of
    3  the contractor[.];
    4    (C)  IN  COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS,
    5  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP  A  PROGRAM  TO  PROMOTE  AND  DISTRIBUTE
    6  STATEWIDE  AND REGIONAL GUIDES TO FARMS, FARMERS MARKETS AND OTHER AGRI-
    7  CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT TOURIST DESTINATIONS. THESE GUIDES MAY BE  DEVEL-
    8  OPED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    9  AND MARKETS OR THE GUIDES MAY BE DEVELOPED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE DEPARTMENT
   10  OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS.
   11    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
   12  it shall have become a law.
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