Bill S7914-2013

Creates the Empire region cricket board that will promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area

Creates the "Empire region cricket board" that will promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area.

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  • Jun 18, 2014: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S7914

TITLE OF BILL: An act creating the "Empire region cricket board" that will promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area

PURPOSE: Creates the Empire Region Cricket Board that will promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 establishes the Empire State Cricket Board to grow and promote the game of Cricket.

Section 2 establishes the composition of the Empire State Cricket Board as one member appointed by the governor; one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate; one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; four members appointed by the Governor of New Jersey; and four members appointed by the Governor of Connecticut.

Section 3 provides that the act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut of legislation having an identical effect; but if the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall have already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect immediately and provided that the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the enactment of the provisions provided for in this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective database of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the USA Cricket Association ("USACA"), cricket is multicultural amateur sport and is passionately played in all corners of the country on over 600 playing fields in the Unites States, USACA states that in the U.S. there are over 25,000 active players who are members of more than fifty leagues and 1,100 clubs across the United States. Most players are immigrants from all over the world who have brought the game of Cricket to their new homeland. This has made Cricket into one of the most diverse sports in the United States.

The diversity of the New York Tri-State Region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) and the influx of immigrants into the region have made Cricket a fast growing sport in the region. You don't have to drive far to find Cricket games being played every weekend throughout the area.

Growing the game of Cricket could be an economic boon to the region. Games and tournaments of Crickets could bring needed dollars into the region. In other parts of the country, games and tournaments have been played to capacity crowds. The Empire Region Cricket Board would work to help Cricket to grow and thrive in the Tri-State Region. Its growth will lead to economic growth as well as highlight the diversity of our region.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To Be Determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut of legislation having an identical effect; but if the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall have already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect immediately and provided that the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the enactment of the provisions provided for in this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective database of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7914 IN SENATE June 18, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT creating the "Empire region cricket board" that will promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Empire region cricket board. The empire region cricket board is hereby established to promote and grow the game of cricket in the tri-state area. S 2. Composition. The board shall consist of thirteen members. The board members will have experience and expertise in the game of cricket. The board shall consist of: one member appointed by the governor; one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate; one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; one member to be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; four members to be appointed by the governor of New Jersey; and four members to be appointed by the governor of Connec- ticut. S 3. This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut of legislation having an identical effect; but if the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall have already enacted such legislation, then this act shall take effect immediately and provided that the state of New Jersey and the state of Connecticut shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the enactment of the provisions provided for in this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective database of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

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