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A06175 Summary:

BILL NOA06175
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00622
 
SPONSORSchimminger
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes the empire state development corporation to develop a public awareness campaign promoting businesses located in New York state; requires the creating of the Buy New York Online Networking Directory to connect purchasers with businesses located in New York.
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A06175 Actions:

BILL NOA06175
 
02/27/2017referred to economic development
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A06175 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6175
 
SPONSOR: Schimminger
  TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the empire state development corpo- ration to develop a public awareness campaign promoting businesses located in New York state   PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This legislation would establish and implement a public awareness campaign including a business website promoting businesses located in New York State and encouraging individuals and businesses to purchase products and services from such businesses.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1-3. Establishes a public awareness campaign by the Empire State Development Corporation to include the promotion of businesses located in New York State and the creation of an Internet website directory for the purposes of business networking. Section 4. Sets the date for the campaign to begin no later than January 1, 2019, and directs the Empire State Development Corporation to prepare an annual report to the governor and the legislature regarding actions taken to carry out the public awareness campaign and an assessment of the necessary appropriations.   JUSTIFICATION: Frequently NY businesses buy goods and services from companies outside of their community and out of New York State when those same goods and services are available locally and at a competitive rate. A public awareness campaign, including a business networking website would help spur economic development. The website would provide useful information including a directory exclusively for NY businesses to provide detailed information on products and services they provide and other businesses in or outside of New York State could seek them out. The website would also provide a place for businesses to network. Many New York State companies would prefer to use other New York State businesses for goods and services as it not only brings business to their neighbors but also more tax revenue to the cash strapped local governments in our state. This program will promote more sales of New York State products and will create more tax revenue for our state.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-2016: A.9444/S.6668.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06175 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6175
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 27, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Economic Development
 
        AN ACT authorizing the empire state development corporation to develop a
          public awareness campaign promoting businesses  located  in  New  York
          state
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. 1. The empire state development corporation shall  develop,
     2  establish and implement a public awareness campaign promoting businesses
     3  located  in New York state and encouraging individuals and businesses to
     4  purchase products and services from such businesses.
     5    2. The campaign shall include an internet website  providing  informa-
     6  tion  on  businesses  located  in  New  York  state  and their available
     7  products and services including a Buy New York Online Networking  Direc-
     8  tory.  The  owner of any business located and operated in this state may
     9  apply to the empire state development corporation to  have  his  or  her
    10  business  included  on  such directory. The directory shall include, but
    11  not be limited to, participating businesses' names,  addresses,  contact
    12  information,   including  telephone  number,  fax,  e-mail  and  website
    13  address, products or services offered with a brief description, and  any
    14  additional information, including history, hours and dates of operation,
    15  and  number  of  employees.  Such  directory shall also include a search
    16  capability to allow for participating businesses to be searched  by  the
    17  products or services they offer.
    18    3. The public awareness campaign shall be made available to the public
    19  by  any  means deemed appropriate by the empire state development corpo-
    20  ration including, but not limited to, internet, radio, and print  adver-
    21  tising  such as brochures, billboards and posters. The campaign may also
    22  identify and recruit individuals to serve as visible, public ambassadors
    23  to promote this message.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05454-01-7

        A. 6175                             2
 
     1    4. The campaign shall begin no later than January 1, 2019. The  empire
     2  state  development  corporation  shall  prepare  an annual report to the
     3  governor and the legislature on or before December first of each year on
     4  the public awareness campaign,  including:  (a)  actions  taken  by  the
     5  empire  state  development corporation to carry out the public awareness
     6  campaign and (b) an assessment of the necessary appropriations  for  the
     7  empire  state  development corporation to meet the needs of the campaign
     8  in the next fiscal year.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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