Bill Text: NY S01656 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits industrial development agencies from incentivizing movements within the state where any plant, facility, or personnel of the project occupant are abandoned or removed.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-14 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S01656 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01656-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 14, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, BIAGGI, KRUEGER, MAYER -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Local Government

        AN  ACT  to  amend the general municipal law, in relation to prohibiting
          industrial development agencies from  incentivizing  movements  within
          the state

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 862 of the general municipal  law,
     2  as  amended by section 1 of part J of chapter 59 of the laws of 2013, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (1) No funds of the agency shall be used in respect of any project  if
     5  the  completion thereof would result in the removal of [an industrial or
     6  manufacturing] any plant, facility or personnel of the project  occupant
     7  from  one  area  of  the state to another area of the state [or], in the
     8  abandonment of one or more plants or facilities of the project  occupant
     9  located  within  the  state  or  the  unemployment  or relocation of any
    10  personnel who are employed by the project occupant,  provided,  however,
    11  that  neither  restriction  shall apply if the agency shall determine on
    12  the basis of the application before it that the  project  is  reasonably
    13  necessary  to  discourage  the project occupant from removing such other
    14  plant or facility to a location outside  the  state  [or  is  reasonably
    15  necessary  to  preserve the competitive position of the project occupant
    16  in its respective industry].
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.