Bill Text: NY S04290 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to obligations of members of economic development entities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-08 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S04290 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04290-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4290
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 6, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
          and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
          relation to obligations of members of economic development entities
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,  constituting
     2  the  New  York  state  urban  development corporation act, is amended by
     3  adding a new section 32-a to read as follows:
     4    § 32-a. Special provisions relating to economic development  entities.
     5  (1)  For  the purposes of this section, an "economic development entity"
     6  shall mean any entity created by the  executive  branch,  including  the
     7  executive chamber of the governor and lieutenant governor, and any state
     8  agency  whose  function  includes  providing  advice, recommendations or
     9  determinations to or on behalf of the  executive  branch  or  any  state
    10  agency, as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section seven-
    11  ty-three-a of the public officers law, on the allocation or disbursement
    12  of state or federal monies or tax credits and/or benefits.
    13    (2)  (a)  The  provisions  of article seven of the public officers law
    14  applicable to public bodies shall apply to an economic development enti-
    15  ty.
    16    (b) The provisions of article six of the public officers law  applica-
    17  ble to agencies shall apply to an economic development entity.  In addi-
    18  tion to the requirements of subdivision three of section eighty-seven of
    19  the  public  officers law, an economic development entity shall maintain
    20  and make available  for  public  inspection  and  copying  any  and  all
    21  proposals  submitted  to  it  through a centralized application process,
    22  including the consolidated funding applications process, except that  an
    23  economic  development  entity  may  redact  or  withhold  portions  of a
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05256-01-9

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     1  proposal if such portion would be exempt  from  disclosure  pursuant  to
     2  article six of the public officers law.
     3    (c)  For the purpose of section seventy-three-a of the public officers
     4  law, any member of an economic development  entity  shall  be  deemed  a
     5  state  officer  or employee and shall be deemed a policy maker and shall
     6  file an annual statement of financial disclosure set forth  in  subdivi-
     7  sion three of section seventy-three-a of the public officers law.
     8    (d)  The provisions of section seventy-four of the public officers law
     9  applicable to an officer or employee of a state agency  shall  apply  to
    10  any member of an economic development entity.
    11    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    12  those incumbents who have not filed a disclosure form for  the  calendar
    13  year  2018 shall have thirty days from the effective date of this act to
    14  file such form with the joint commission on public ethics.
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