Bill Text: NY A02667 | 2011-2012 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes an international division within the department of state to establish and maintain international sister state relationships.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-2)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-09-04 - enacting clause stricken [A02667 Detail]

Download: New_York-2011-A02667-Introduced.html
                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                         2667
                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y
                                   January 19, 2011
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       Introduced by M. of A. P. RIVERA, BROOK-KRASNY, McENENY, CAMARA, ARROYO,
         CASTRO,   CRESPO,   JEFFRIES,  MENG,  MOYA,  ORTIZ,  V. LOPEZ,  RAMOS,
         J. RIVERA, N. RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
         Committee on Governmental Operations
       AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the education law and the economic
         development law, in relation to establishing an international division
         within the department of state
         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
    1    Section  1.  Section  92  of  the  executive  law is amended and a new
    2  section 108 is added to read as follows:
    3    S 92. Deputies. The secretary of state shall appoint a deputy, who may
    4  perform all the duties of the secretary of state. Any such deputy  shall
    5  receive  an  annual  salary to be fixed by the secretary of state within
    6  the amount appropriated  therefor.  The  secretary  of  state  may  also
    7  appoint  and fix the compensation of such other deputies, assistants and
    8  employees as he OR SHE shall deem necessary, AND INCLUDING A DIRECTOR OF
    9  THE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION, AS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED  EIGHT
   10  OF  THIS  ARTICLE, within the amount appropriated therefor and prescribe
   11  their powers and duties.
   12    S 108. INTERNATIONAL DIVISION. 1. THERE  IS  ESTABLISHED  AN  INTERNA-
   13  TIONAL  DIVISION  WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THE SECRETARY OF STATE
   14  SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF SUCH DIVISION,  AND
   15  SHALL APPOINT A DIRECTOR TO SUPERVISE THE OPERATION OF SUCH DIVISION AND
   16  ITS EMPLOYEES.
   17    2.  THE  INTERNATIONAL  DIVISION SHALL SOLICIT, ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN
   18  SISTER STATE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND  STATES  IN
   19  OTHER  COUNTRIES.  FOR EACH OF THIS STATE'S INTERNATIONAL SISTER STATES,
   20  THE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION SHALL ACT AS THE CONDUIT BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR
   21  AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EACH SISTER STATE.
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD08305-01-1
       A. 2667                             2
    1    3. THE INTERNATIONAL SISTER STATE PROGRAM SHALL, IN  COOPERATION  WITH
    2  THE  DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPLEMENTING
    3  ARTICLE TEN OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW, ESTABLISH AN ACTIVE NETWORK
    4  TO OPERATE A CLEARINGHOUSE FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES BETWEEN THIS  STATE
    5  AND EACH SISTER STATE. THE NETWORK SHALL BE DESIGNED TO PROMOTE INTERNA-
    6  TIONAL EXCHANGES OF COMMERCE, EDUCATION AND CULTURE.
    7    4.  THE  INTERNATIONAL  DIVISION  SHALL ASSIST AND WORK IN COOPERATION
    8  WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF  NEW  YORK  TO
    9  ESTABLISH,  FACILITATE AND MAINTAIN THE EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY
   10  OF THE COLLEGES AND  UNIVERSITIES  OF  THE  STATE  UNIVERSITY  WITH  THE
   11  COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF SISTER STATES.
   12    5. THE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION MAY ESTABLISH INTERNATIONAL SISTER STATE
   13  RELATIONSHIPS  UPON ITS OWN INITIATIVE OR UPON REQUEST OF ANY INDIVIDUAL
   14  OR ENTITY.
   15    S 2. Section 355 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
   16  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
   17    20.  THE  STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES SHALL WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE
   18  INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO ESTABLISH,  FACILI-
   19  TATE AND MAINTAIN THE EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY OF STATE-OPERATED
   20  INSTITUTIONS  WITH  COLLEGES  AND  UNIVERSITIES  OF  THE  STATE'S SISTER
   21  STATES.
   22    S 3. The economic development law is amended by adding a  new  section
   23  226 to read as follows:
   24    S 226. COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL DIVISION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
   25  ARTICLE  SHALL  BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER AND THE DEPARTMENT IN
   26  CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH  THE  INTERNATIONAL  DIVISION  OF  THE
   27  DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
   28    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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