Bill S1134-2013

Removes airports located in New York state from locations where permits may be issued to department of social services for one or more vending facilities

Removes airports located in New York state from locations where permits may be issued to department of social services for one or more vending facilities.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S1134

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 415 of the laws of 1913, relating to establishing a state commission for the blind and visually handicapped, in relation to the operation of vending facilities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To make a technical amendment to Chapter 532 of the laws of 2010 with regard to the Business Enterprise Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill amends Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 3 of subdivision b of section 11-a of chapter 415 of the laws of 1913, relating to establishing a state commission for the blind and visually handicapped, as added by chapter 693 of the laws of 1992, to remove "airports" as those locations that shall issue permits for vending facilities to the department of social services.

JUSTIFICATION: The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) was established as a way to provide people who are visually impaired with jobs as retail facility manager's in various state buildings" Chapter 532 of the laws of 2010 appropriately sought to expand opportunities for vendors by going beyond state owned buildings to include properties owned by the State University of New York and the New York State Thruway Authority as viable sites for vending facilities.

This law included "airport in the state of New York" as locations for which such BEP permits would be issued.

Airports in the state, with few exceptions, are owned by municipalities or are privately owned and therefore differ greatly from other state buildings Or state-affiliated facilities such as public authorities, where large numbers of state employees are working during normal business hours:

This bill will correct this discrepancy that included non-state owned, occupied or controlled facilities (airports) in the BEP program" This bill would not prevent the establishment of such a vendor operation at an airport where it is found mutually beneficial between the commission, the airport owner and the vendor, with an expectation of having a successful enterprise, to locate such operation there.

The bill will also make it easier for the agency to promulgate the necessary regulations to implement Chapter 532 of the laws of 2010.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011/2012 - S.5360/A.7068 Referred to Senate and Assembly Committees on Investigations and Government Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1134 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend chapter 415 of the laws of 1913, relating to establish- ing a state commission for the blind and visually handicapped, in relation to the operation of vending facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 3 of subdivision b of section 11-a of chapter 415 of the laws of 1913, relating to establishing a state commission for the blind and visually handicapped, as amended by chapter 532 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (A) Wherever feasible, permits shall be issued to the department of social services for one or more vending facilities to be established on all state property or any building which houses any authority, agency or entity whose board of directors or executives are appointed by the governor, [or any airport located in the state of New York,] to the extent that any such facility or facilities would not adversely affect the interests of the state. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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