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A05666 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5666
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 14, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CURRAN, FINCH, GRAF, OAKS, RAIA -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BUTLER, GIGLIO -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT in relation to creating a temporary state commission to develop a
          "made in New York" program for the purpose of fostering the growth  of
          business  and  industry in New York state and providing for the repeal
          of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that thir-
     2  ty  years ago, New York state was the largest manufacturing state in the
     3  country. The legislature recognizes that New York state is  one  of  the
     4  largest  consumers  of manufactured goods in the world; recognizing that
     5  many of our social problems and dependence on government is a result  of
     6  the  destruction  of  such  manufacturing center; and recognizing that a
     7  strong employment sector will  allow  New  York  state  to  advance  the
     8  welfare  of all of its citizens. The legislature finds that it is there-
     9  fore necessary and imperative that the legislature develop a  comprehen-
    10  sive  strategy to rebuild New York state's durable and non-durable manu-
    11  facturing base. It is therefore the intent of the legislature  that  the
    12  "made in New York" program be the vehicle to accomplish this objective.
    13    §  2.  A  temporary  state  commission  is  hereby  created to develop
    14  programs and policies for the purpose of  enhancing  and  fostering  the
    15  introduction,  expansion and growth of business and industry in New York
    16  state. Such commission shall  develop  a  "made  in  New  York"  program
    17  including, but not limited, to the following:
    18    (a) Choose target industries which would have a positive effect on New
    19  York  state  and  its residents and would be beneficial to the financial
    20  well being of this state.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08457-01-7

        A. 5666                             2
 
     1    (b) Develop voluntary  programs  with  New  York  state  colleges  and
     2  universities  to  train  students  to work in the selected target indus-
     3  tries, including specific education in starting and running a business.
     4    (c)  Create  a tax credit or other similar incentive for employers who
     5  hire students from these programs  including  full-time,  part-time  and
     6  summer employment.
     7    §  3. The commission shall consist of fourteen members to be appointed
     8  as follows: the commissioner of economic development;  the  commissioner
     9  of labor; a representative of the SUNY system; a representative from the
    10  independent  colleges  and  universities in New York state; four persons
    11  appointed by the governor including one from a labor  interest  and  one
    12  from  business;  two persons appointed by the temporary president of the
    13  senate; two appointed by the speaker of the assembly; one  appointed  by
    14  the  minority  leader  in  the  senate and one appointed by the minority
    15  leader in the assembly. The governor  shall  designate  the  chairperson
    16  from  among  his  appointees.  Vacancies  shall  be filled in the manner
    17  provided for original appointments.
    18    § 4. The commission may meet within and without the state, shall  hold
    19  public  hearings, and shall have all the powers of a legislative commit-
    20  tee pursuant to the legislative law.
    21    § 5. The members of the commission  shall receive no compensation  for
    22  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
    23  incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder.
    24    §  6. To the maximum extent feasible, the commission shall be entitled
    25  to request and receive and shall  utilize  and  be  provided  with  such
    26  facilities,  resources,  and  data  of  any court, department, division,
    27  board, bureau, commission, or agency  of  the  state  or  any  political
    28  subdivision  thereof  as it may reasonably request to carry out properly
    29  its powers and duties hereunder.
    30    § 7. The commission shall make a preliminary report to the legislature
    31  of its conclusions and recommendations, including legislative  proposals
    32  necessary  to  implement  the suggested programs, not later than June 1,
    33  2017.
    34    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect
    35  until June 1, 2018, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall
    36  expire and be deemed repealed.
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