The New York State Senate has established a new Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship. Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I â Brooklyn) has been named chair of the new committee.
Resolution 633, which passed the Senate unanimously, gives the committee a broad charge to conduct outreach, hold public hearings, and make recommendations on efforts to strengthen innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship statewide. Already, Senator Golden has announced, he is working on legislation to assist business incubators in their work supporting the creation, growth and retention of high-growth business enterprises. Below the break are attached the text of Resolution 633 and a news release from Senator Golden, which lists the other members of the committee named to date.
The Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIA/NYS) warmly welcomes the interest in business incubation taken by the state Senate and pledges cooperation with fact-finding and bill-drafting.
This new Legislative initiative complements separate proposals made by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address and through his Executive Budget proposal, previously covered on our website here. BIA/NYS welcomes a dialogue on this critical nonpartisan topic that involves both the Executive and Legislative branches of government, both chambers of the Legislature, and all political parties.