A03057 Summary:

BILL NO    A03057B

SAME AS    SAME AS S00154-B

SPONSOR    Schimminger (MS)

COSPNSR    Magnarelli, Gunther, Weprin, Jaffee, Lupardo, Simanowitz, Rosenthal,
           Robinson

MLTSPNSR   Brennan, Cahill, DenDekker, Heastie, Hooper, Morelle, Perry,
           Skartados, Sweeney, Thiele

Add S50, UDC Act

Creates the small business innovation research/small business technology
transfer technical assistance program.
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A03057 Actions:

BILL NO    A03057B

01/23/2013 referred to small business
02/21/2013 amend and recommit to small business
02/21/2013 print number 3057a
05/07/2013 reported referred to ways and means
01/08/2014 referred to small business
01/29/2014 amend and recommit to small business
01/29/2014 print number 3057b
05/20/2014 reported referred to ways and means
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A03057 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03057 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A3057B

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
program

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 I 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 to pursue SBIR/STTR phase 1 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 STIR 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: A.10084.

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.
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A03057 Text:

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

                                        3057--B

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 23, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, MAGNARELLI, GUNTHER, WEPRIN, JAFFEE,
         BOYLAND,  LUPARDO,  SIMANOWITZ, ROSENTHAL, ROBINSON -- Multi-Sponsored
         by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, CAHILL, DenDEKKER, HEASTIE,  HOOPER,  MORELLE,
         PERRY,  SKARTADOS,  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 --
         recommitted to the Committee on  Small  Business  in  accordance  with
         Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- 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 50 to read as follows:
    4    S  50.  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:

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01964-05-4
       A. 3057--B                          2

    1    (A) OUTREACH TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO  PROMOTE  AWARENESS  OF  SBIR/STTR
    2  PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS;
    3    (B)  COUNSELING  TO  DETERMINE  THE  ABILITY  OF  A BUSINESS TO PURSUE
    4  SBIR/STTR PHASE I FUNDING, THE TECHNOLOGY MATCH WITH THE FEDERAL  AGENCY
    5  SOLICITATION  TO BE PURSUED, THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN
    6  THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NEEDED FROM THE TECHNICAL
    7  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PRODUCE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION; AND
    8    (C) PROPOSAL PREPARATION ASSISTANCE INCLUDING GRANT WRITING, TECHNOLO-
    9  GY EVALUATION, AND GENERAL PROPOSAL EVALUATION.
   10    3. IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE  AUTHORIZED
   11  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION TO A SMALL BUSINESS, ELIGIBLE ENTITIES SHALL
   12  CONSIDER THE PROBABILITY OF  SUCH  BUSINESS  COMMERCIALIZING  ANY  INNO-
   13  VATIONS  RESULTING  FROM RESEARCH FUNDED BY AN SBIR OR STTR AWARD IN NEW
   14  YORK STATE.
   15    4. ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. (A) ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  FUNDS
   16  UNDER  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  HAVE DEMONSTRABLE EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS IN
   17  PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,  AND
   18  AS DETERMINED BY THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL INCLUDE:
   19    (I)  CENTERS  FOR  ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION
   20  THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-B OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
   21    (II)  TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
   22  SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-D OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW;
   23    (III) STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ENGINEERING SCHOOLS THAT ADMINISTER
   24  THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL RESURGENCE PROGRAM; AND
   25    (IV) CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF PART T
   26  OF  CHAPTER  84  OF THE LAWS OF 2002 AND SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TEN OF THE
   27  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
   28    (B) PREFERENCE FOR RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  GIVEN
   29  TO  ENTITIES  THAT  PARTNER  WITH OTHER ELIGIBLE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE THE
   30  FULL RANGE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN  SUBDIVISION
   31  TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   32    (C) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL MATCH SUCH FUNDS
   33  ON  A  ONE-TO-ONE  BASIS. SUCH MATCH SHALL CONSIST OF ACTUAL CASH, SALA-
   34  RIES, STAFF TIME, OR EXPENSES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE  PURPOSES  OF
   35  THIS SECTION. OVERHEAD COSTS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MATCH.
   36    5. USE OF FUNDS. (A) FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COSTS RELATED TO CONDUCTING
   37  OUTREACH  TO  SMALL BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SBIR/STTR PROGRAM
   38  SOLICITATIONS, GRANT PREPARATION AND  REVIEW,  AND  PRINTING  COSTS  AND
   39  SUPPLIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF GRANTS.
   40    (B)  FROM  SUCH  FUNDS  AS MAY BE APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE BY THE
   41  LEGISLATURE, THE CORPORATION SHALL MAKE COMPETITIVE AWARDS  ANNUALLY  IN
   42  AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PROVIDERS OF ASSISTANCE
   43  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
   44    6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (A) ENTITIES RECEIVING FUNDS SHALL ANNUALLY
   45  PROVIDE TO THE CORPORATION DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING:
   46    (I)  DESCRIPTION  OF  SMALL  BUSINESSES  SERVED,  INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY
   47  FOCUS, BUSINESS SIZE AND LOCATION;
   48    (II) SBIR AND STTR GRANTS APPLIED FOR AND  RECEIVED  AS  A  RESULT  OF
   49  ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; AND
   50    (III) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CORPORATION.
   51    (B) THE CORPORATION SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
   52  SUBDIVISION  FIVE OF THIS SECTION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT FILED PURSUANT TO
   53  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
   54    (C) ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, THE CORPORATION
   55  SHALL EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SBIR/STTR  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE
   56  PROGRAM  AND  REPORT  SUCH FINDINGS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE. THE
       A. 3057--B                          3

    1  CORPORATION SHALL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE APPROPRIATENESS OF
    2  EXPANDING THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SBIR/STTR PHASE II APPLI-
    3  CANTS.
    4    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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