BILL NO A03057A
SAME AS SAME AS S00154-A
SPONSOR Schimminger (MS)
COSPNSR Gabryszak, Magnarelli, Gunther, Weprin, Jaffee, Boyland, Maisel,
Lupardo, Gibson, Barron, Simanowitz, Rosenthal
MLTSPNSR Brennan, Cahill, DenDekker, Heastie, Hooper, Morelle, Perry,
Robinson, Skartados, Sweeney, Thiele
Add S46, UDC Act
Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology
transfer technical assistance program.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the small business innovation
research/small business technology transfer technical assistance
PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To provide technical assistance to small New York
state businesses as they compete for phase 1 federal SBIR and STTR
grants so as to increase the number of phase 1 SBIR and STTR award
winners within the state.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The legislation would provide funds
for outreach to small businesses to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR
program solicitations; counseling to determine the ability of business
t pursue SBIR/STTR phase I funding, the technology match with the
federal agency solicitation to be pursued, the qualifications of
personnel involved in the proposed project, the level of support
needed from the technical assistance program to produce a competitive
application; and proposal preparation assistance including grand
writing, technology evaluation, and general proposal evaluation,
Entities eligible to receive funds for these purposes-are Centers of
Advanced Technology; Regional Development Technology Centers; State
University of New York engineering schools that administer the
strategic partnership for industrial resurgence program; and the
Centers of Excellence. Preference would be given to those entities
that partner with other eligible entities to provide these services.
JUSTIFICATION: The federal government sets aside a share of its
research and development dollars for small businesses through the SBIR
and STTR programs. Over $2 billion annually for competitive grants and
contracts is made available to small businesses to develop promising
new technologies. These programs are an attractive source of risk
capital for the small technology companies necessary to facilitate the
growth of New York's Innovation Economy.
New York State, however, lags behind competitor states such as
California and Massachusetts in the number of SBIR and STTR phase 1
grants awarded. In fact, between-2000 and 2009 New York ranked only
6th in the nation, also behind Virginia, Colorado, Maryland and Texas.
Many other states intent on boosting the number of SBIR/STTR winners
have established technical assistance programs to market federal
program opportunities to small technology businesses, assist them in
selecting appropriate solicitations, and provide crucial support in
navigating the application process. A few university technology
programs and regional technology development organizations within New
York are struggling to make the services available, but are
constrained by severely limited resources.
New York needs to invest a small but crucial amount of funds that can
leverage substantial federal dollars to assist small technology
companies develop innovations that can be commercialized in New York
State, creating well-paying jobs for our residents.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: A.7296-B/S.7376; 2009-2010:
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Appropriations of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 would
be necessary for an effective program that would draw down potentially
substantial federal SBIR and STTR awards.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 23, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, GABRYSZAK, MAGNARELLI, GUNTHER,
WEPRIN, JAFFEE, BOYLAND, MAISEL, LUPARDO, CASTRO, GIBSON, BARRON,
SIMANOWITZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, CAHILL, DenDEKK-
ER, HEASTIE, HOOPER, MORELLE, PERRY, ROBINSON, SWEENEY, THIELE -- read
once and referred to the Committee on Small Business -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to creating the small business innovation research/small
business technology transfer technical assistance program
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 46 to read as follows:
4 S 46. SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)/SMALL BUSINESS TECH-
5 NOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. THE SMALL BUSI-
6 NESS INNOVATION RESEARCH/SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TECHNICAL
7 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "THE PROGRAM", IS HEREBY
8 CREATED IN THE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO ELIGI-
9 BLE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES OF ONE
10 HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR LESS AND LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE IN COMPETING
11 SUCCESSFULLY FOR GRANTS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH PHASE I OF THE FEDERAL
12 SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM AS ENACTED PURSUANT TO THE
13 SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1982, AND THE SMALL BUSI-
14 NESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACT OF 1982, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF
15 PHASE I SBIR AND STTR AWARD WINNERS WITHIN THE STATE.
16 2. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES UNDER THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE, BUT
17 ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
18 (A) OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SBIR/STTR
19 PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
A. 3057--A 2
1 (B) COUNSELING TO DETERMINE THE ABILITY OF A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
2 SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL AGENCY
3 SOLICITATION TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN
4 THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
5 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
6 (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
7 GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
8 3. IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED
9 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS, ELIGIBLE ENTITIES SHALL
10 CONSIDER THE PROBABILITY OF SUCH BUSINESS COMMERCIALIZING ANY INNO-
11 VATIONS RESULTING FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD IN NEW
12 YORK STATE.
13 4. ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS
14 UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE DEMONSTRABLE EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS IN
15 PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND
16 AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
17 (I) CENTERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION
18 3102-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
19 (II) TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
20 SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
21 (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
22 THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
23 (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF PART T
24 OF CHAPTER 84 OF THE LAWS OF 2002 AND SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TEN OF THE
25 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
26 (B) PREFERENCE FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE GIVEN
27 TO ENTITIES THAT PARTNER WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE THE
28 FULL RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION
29 TWO OF THIS SECTION.
30 (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
31 ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF ACTUAL CASH, SALA-
32 RIES, STAFF TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PURPOSES OF
33 THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
34 5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
35 OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SBIR/STTR PROGRAM
36 SOLICITATIONS, GRANT PREPARATION AND REVIEW, AND PRINTING COSTS AND
37 SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
38 (B) FROM SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE BY THE
39 LEGISLATURE, THE CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY IN
40 AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
41 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
42 6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
43 PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
44 (I) DESCRIPTION OF SMALL BUSINESSES SERVED, INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY
45 FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
46 (II) SBIR AND STTR GRANTS APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF
47 ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
48 (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
49 (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
50 SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT TO
51 SECTION 404 OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
52 (C) ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE CORPO-
53 RATION SHALL EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SBIR/STTR TECHNICAL
54 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REPORT SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLA-
55 TURE. THE CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPRO-
A. 3057--A 3
1 PRIATENESS OF EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SBIR/STTR
2 PHASE II APPLICANTS.
3 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.