Bill S3636A-2013

Authorizes the county of Ontario to apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones within such county

Authorizes the county of Ontario to apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones within such county.

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Actions

  • May 21, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A4665A
  • May 20, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 8, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 7, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.585
  • Apr 15, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 3636A
  • Apr 15, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - May 7, 2013
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Latimer, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (1): Gipson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3636A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to allowing Ontario county to participate in the Foreign Trade Zone program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Authorizes the county of Ontario to apply to the federal government to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone or zones and foreign trade sub-zone or sub-zones within such county, and adjacent counties of Livingston, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, and Steuben.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Section 224 of the County Law by adding a new subdivision 28 to allow for the County of Ontario to make application to the Foreign Trade Zones Board established by Congress.

Section 2. Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Numerous companies within Ontario County expressed interest in having access to Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) benefits. The Ontario County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) recognized the need for FTZ status in Ontario County by passing a resolution to apply for FTZ grantee status under an Alternative Site Framework (ASF) on August 21, 2012.

The Counties of Wayne, Yates, Seneca, Steuben and Livingston have expressed a desire to join OCEDC's application for FTZ grantee status.

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors supports OCEDC's application for FTZ grantee status and passed resolution NO. 868-2012 on December 21, 2012 requesting that this enabling legislation be adopted.

The establishment of a new Zone under ASF will help the region serve the trade-related needs of businesses by providing the proposed Grantee with the efficiency and flexibility in serving prospective users at the speed of business. It will bring job opportunities to the area, encourage the development of other businesses and further expand the area's logistics status. By creating a more business friendly environment, the retention, expansion and relocation of businesses will naturally occur. The resulting economic impact will yield two positive results: added household earnings and an additional tax base for the funding of public project expansion and modernization.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3636--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 7, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. NOZZOLIO, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to allowing Ontario county to participate in the Foreign Trade Zone program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 224 of the county law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows: 28. THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO MAY MAKE APPLICATION TO THE FOREIGN TRADE ZONES BOARD ESTABLISHED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS, APPROVED JUNE EIGH- TEENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES IN PORTS OF ENTRY OF THE UNITED STATES, TO EXPEDITE AND ENCOURAGE FOREIGN COMMERCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES," FOR A GRANT TO ONTARIO COUNTY OF THE PRIVILEGE TO HAVE ESTABLISHED, OPERATED AND MAINTAINED A FOREIGN TRADE ZONE OR ZONES AND FOREIGN TRADE SUB-ZONE OR SUB-ZONES WITHIN SUCH COUN- TY, AND ADJACENT COUNTIES OF LIVINGSTON, WAYNE, SENECA, YATES AND STEU- BEN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH ACT, AND IF SUCH APPLICATION BE GRANTED, TO HAVE ESTABLISHED, OPERATED AND MAINTAINED SUCH ZONE OR SUB- ZONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO MAY ENTER INTO SUCH CONTRACTS AND MAY APPROPRIATE SUCH SUMS OF MONEY AS IT MAY DEEM PROPER, SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, TOWARDS THE PROMOTION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH ZONES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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