Requires annual reports to contain information specific to veteran-owned small businesses.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to annual reports concerning veteran-owned small businesses
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs to include an accounting of the number of veteran owned small businesses in the State of New York in its annual report to the governor and members of the Legislature.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill would require in the Division of Veterans' Affairs annual report to the governor and legislature an accounting of the number of veteran-owned small businesses in the State of New York. This information would be reported in two categories: small business concern owned and controlled by veterans and small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
JUSTIFICATION: There has been an increasing number of veterans who have returned home from active military service and have started a small business. Currently in New York State there is no listing of these types of businesses owned and operated by veterans and disabled veterans. This bill requires the division to contact each year the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and any other appropriate federal agencies to request this information and publish the results in the division's annual report to the Governor and Legislature.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A.7166A Passed Assembly 2012: S.6973 Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None to the State or local governments.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act takes effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 359 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to annual reports concerning veteran-owned small businesses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows: 21. TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE ANNUAL REPORT AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF THIS SECTION AN ACCOUNTING OF THE NUMBER OF VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, TO BE LISTED BY THE FOLLOWING DESIGNATIONS: SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY VETERANS AND SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS. SUCH LISTING SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE NAME OF THE VETERAN OWNER OR OWNERS OF EACH BUSINESS, LOCATION OF EACH SUCH BUSINESS AND THE TYPE OF EACH SUCH BUSINESS. THE TERM "SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY VETERANS" AND THE TERM "SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN 15 U.S.C. SECTION 632(Q). THE DIVISION SHALL REQUEST THIS INFORMATION ANNUALLY FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02480-01-3