Bill S7831-2013

Relates to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding from another state

Relates to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding for the same program from another state.

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  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S7831

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding from another state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to prohibiting the New York State Council on the Arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding from another state.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new section 3.17 to the arts and cultural affairs law to prohibit organizations from receiving a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts if it has applied or received a grant from a different state.

Section 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The NYSCA is dedicated to furthering the arts culture in New York State by making vital contributions to several different programs. NYSCA strives to achieve its mission through its core grant-program. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations is received from the Governor and the New York State Legislature each fiscal year. NYSCA believes in supporting the rights of all New Yorkers to access and experience the power of the arts and culture, and the vital contribution the arts make to the quality of life in New York communities.

There have been documented instances wherein out of state arts organizations access NYSCA funding by using P.O. Boxes, or "dummy" members, within New York to qualify for funding. This legislation will ensure that the limited funding available through NYSCA goes directly to New York arts/cultural organizations that actually perform work or services in New York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7831 IN SENATE June 12, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to prohibiting the New York state council on the arts from awarding arts and cultural grants when an organization has already applied for and/or received grant funding from another state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a new section 3.17 to read as follows: S 3.17. PROHIBITION. THE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM ISSUING GRANTS TO AN ORGANIZATION UNLESS SUCH ORGANIZATION IS INCORPO- RATED AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION EITHER IN THE STATE OR, IF AN ORGAN- IZATION IS INCORPORATED ELSEWHERE, SUCH ORGANIZATION MUST BE REGISTERED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND MUST HAVE ITS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE. GRANT RECIPIENTS SHALL ALSO BE PROHIBITED FROM USING GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FROM THE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS TO FUND COMPONENTS OF AN ORGANIZATION'S BUDGET THAT ARE NOT DIRECTED TOWARDS PROGRAMS IN THE STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that this act shall apply only to grants issued on or after the effective date of this act that are not subject to contracts entered into by the council on the arts to provide grants which contracts were executed prior to the effective date of this act.

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