Bill S2314-2013

Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"

Enacts the "New York state comprehensive information system act"; authorizes the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, library systems and other governmental entities.

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Actions

  • May 21, 2014: referred to libraries and education technology
  • May 21, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 21, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 12, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 7, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 6, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.532
  • Mar 25, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 12, 2013: referred to libraries and education technology
  • Jun 12, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1239
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 4, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 15, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (19): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Seward, Valesky, Martins, Latimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Tkaczyk
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 25, 2014
Ayes (19): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Seward, Valesky, Avella, Latimer, Addabbo, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Tkaczyk, Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2314

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, libraries and other governmental entities

PURPOSE: State agencies and the libraries of New York individually license and purchase electronic databases and other information resources. Access to information is not only vital to the functioning of our democracy, but also to creating an environment conducive to learning, research and innovation. The coordination of the selection and purchase of these resources by the state library would result in greater efficiencies and cost savings for the public and foster improved access to information across the state. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the state and its libraries to enact the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS) Act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds Section 286 to the Education Law to:

1) Create the New York State Comprehensive Information system (NYSCIS).

2) Participants - entities permitted to participate in NYSCIS are state agencies, library systems and their member libraries, authorities and other local governmental entities but not limited to the state university of New York and the city university of NY.

3) State contracts - state agencies are required to coordinate their procurement for information resources through the state library or its designee.

4) Resource selection - the state library shall create an advisory committee representative of participants who will be tasked with the selection of information resources to be included in NYSCIS.

5) Administration - the state library or its designee shall administer NYSCIS and be permitted to recoup expenses for coordinating these collaborative purchasing agreements.

6) Rules and Regulations. The commissioner shall adopt rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this section.

6) Effective date - six months after it shall become law.

JUSTIFICATION: The State of New York and its 4,000 libraries (public, school and college) spend millions of dollars annually purchasing subscriptions to online databases and other types of electronic resources from private vendors. Pricing varies widely depending on the purchaser and size of subscriptions. By authorizing the State Library to coordinate and negotiate the purchase of these subscriptions on behalf of eligible participating entities, and State Library can obtain lower prices and greater access to these online research tools. Initial savings would range from several hundred thousand to millions

of dollars over a few years, depending on the number entities participating.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010-2011 -S.6901; 2011-2012 - S.3297/A.4997

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Substantial savings to state and local governments.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect six months after becoming law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2314 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MARTINS, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the state library to coordinate the purchase of electronic databases or other information resources for state agencies, libraries and other govern- mental entities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act". S 2. Legislative findings. State agencies and the libraries of New York individually license and purchase electronic databases and other information resources. Access to information is not only vital to the functioning of our democracy, but also to creating an environment condu- cive to learning, research and innovation. The coordination of the selection and purchase of these resources by the state library would result in greater efficiencies and cost savings for the public and foster improved access to information across the state. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the state and its libraries to enact the "New York state comprehensive information system (NYSCIS) act". S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 286 to read as follows: S 286. NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM. 1. GENERAL. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM (NYSCIS) TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE LIBRARY TO ENABLE A COLLABORATIVE AND COST EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO THE PROCUREMENT OF ELEC- TRONIC DATABASE AND OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES. 2. PARTICIPANTS. ENTITIES PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NYSCIS ARE STATE AGENCIES, LIBRARY SYSTEMS AND THEIR MEMBER LIBRARIES, AUTHORITIES AND
OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. 3. STATE CONTRACTS. STATE AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE THEIR PROCUREMENT FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS DESIGNEE. 4. RESOURCE SELECTION. THE STATE LIBRARY SHALL CREATE AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE OF PARTICIPANTS IN THIS COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, AND WILL BE TASKED WITH THE SELECTION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES TO BE INCLUDED IN NYSCIS. 5. ADMINISTRATION. THE STATE LIBRARY OR ITS DESIGNEE SHALL ADMINISTER NYSCIS AND BE PERMITTED TO RECOUP EXPENSES FOR COORDINATING THESE COLLA- BORATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS. 6. RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGU- LATIONS AS ARE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES AND PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 4. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.

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