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S01338 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE,  HAMILTON,  KENNEDY,  MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
          PERKINS, PERSAUD, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
        AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to outreach programming
          for minority and  women-owned  business  enterprises;  and  making  an
          appropriation therefor
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 3 of section  311  of
     2  the  executive  law,  as  added  by chapter 261 of the laws of 1988, are
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) to encourage and assist contracting agencies in their  efforts  to
     5  increase  participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises
     6  on state contracts and subcontracts so as to facilitate the award  of  a
     7  fair  share  of  such contracts to them and to provide on the division's
     8  website a list of each contracting  agency's  minority  and  women-owned
     9  business   enterprises   certification   outreach   seminars,  contacts,
    10  resources, events and opportunities;
    11    (c) to conduct educational outreach programs to encourage the  certif-
    12  ication  of minority and women-owned business enterprises, as defined by
    13  subdivisions seven and fifteen of section  three  hundred  ten  of  this
    14  article,  and  to  promote such program to groups of minorities, with an
    15  emphasis on under-represented minorities, consistent with  the  purposes
    16  of this article[;]. As used in this paragraph, "under-represented minor-
    17  ities"  means  minority  groups  with  a  state  contract  participation
    18  percentage of less than twenty percent of the total minority and  women-
    19  owned business enterprise participation, such as blacks and Hispanics.
    20    §  2.  The sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000), or so much thereof
    21  as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the division of  minority
    22  and  women's  business development from any moneys in the state treasury
    23  in the general fund to the credit of the  state  purposes  account,  not
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  otherwise  appropriated, for the purposes of carrying out the provisions
     2  of section one of this act. Such sum shall be payable on the  audit  and
     3  warrant  of  the  state comptroller on vouchers certified or approved by
     4  the  division  of minority and women's business development, or its duly
     5  designated representative in the manner provided by law. No  expenditure
     6  shall be made from this appropriation until a certificate of approval of
     7  availability  shall  have  been issued by the director of the budget and
     8  filed with the state comptroller and a copy filed with the chair of  the
     9  senate  finance  committee  and the chair of the assembly ways and means
    10  committee. Such certificate may be amended from  time  to  time  by  the
    11  director  of the budget and a copy of each such amendment shall be filed
    12  with the state comptroller, the chair of the  senate  finance  committee
    13  and the chair of the assembly ways and means committee.
    14    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    15  the amendments to section 311 of the executive law made by  section  one
    16  of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be
    17  deemed to expire therewith.
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