Bill Text: NY A04864 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Enacts the New York state product promotion act; requires the commissioner of economic development to develop and implement the New York state product promotion program; further requires such commissioner to establish and maintain an internet registry to highlight businesses that manufacture or produce products in this state; allows the department of economic development to charge a reasonable fee to cover such administrative costs; requires the commissioner to create a product label with the registry address to help identify such products.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - referred to economic development [A04864 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04864-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. SMULLEN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Economic Development
        AN ACT to amend the economic development law, in  relation  to  enacting
          the New York state product promotion act
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The economic development law is amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  article 8-A to read as follows:
     3                                 ARTICLE 8-A
     4                    NEW YORK STATE PRODUCT PROMOTION ACT
     5  Section 207. Short title.
     6          208. New York state product promotion registry.
     7          209. Product label.
     8    §  207.  Short  title. This article shall be known and may be cited as
     9  the "New York state product promotion act".
    10    § 208. New York state product promotion registry. 1. The  commissioner
    11  shall  develop and implement a New York state product promotion program.
    12  The commissioner shall establish a registry for use on the internet that
    13  would highlight businesses that manufacture or produce products in  this
    14  state.  All  New  York state business owners that manufacture or produce
    15  products in this state shall have the option to join such online  regis-
    16  try.  Such  registry shall include, but not be limited to; name of busi-
    17  ness; address  and  county;  contact  information,  including  telephone
    18  number,  fax,  e-mail  and  website  address;  manufactured  or produced
    19  products with a  brief  description;  and  any  additional  information,
    20  including  history,  hours and dates of operation, and number of employ-
    21  ees.
    22    2. The commissioner shall name such registry and promulgate any  rules
    23  and  regulations  necessary  for the administration of the registry. The
    24  department shall be allowed to charge a reasonable registration fee,  to
    25  be determined by the commissioner, to cover such administrative costs.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    3. The commissioner shall establish a media campaign to advertise such
     2  registry.
     3    §  209.  Product  label. The commissioner shall create a product label
     4  with the registry website address to help identify products manufactured
     5  or produced in this state. The department shall further  promulgate  any
     6  rules and regulations necessary for dispensing the product label.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     8  it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
     9  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    10  tation  of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to
    11  be made and completed on or before such effective date.