2010 Nanotechnology Legislation

Updated 9/13/2010

Arkansas
SB 104
Status: ENACTED – Signed by Governor – 2/26/2010
Reappropriates the balances of capital improvement appropriations for institutions of higher education and the department of higher education.
Provides an appropriation for construction of a nanotechnology research center for the U of A – Fayetteville.

Connecticut
SB 73
Status: FAILED – 4/6/2010
Concerns tax credits for emerging next generation technologies; expands the film tax credit to emerging next generation technologies.
Nanotechnology is listed as one of the “next generation” technologies available for the tax credit.

SB 88
Status: FAILED – 4/6/2010
Concerns job creation; provides incentives that will create more jobs in Connecticut and reduce the cost of administering ineffective regulations.
Creates a "Next Generation Tax Credit" modeled on the film industry tax credit, to be applied to next generation industries, including alternative energy and nanotechnology.

Georgia
HB 38
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Provides that no person shall be required to be implanted with a microchip and that any person required to have a microchip implanted in violation of this Code section shall be entitled to pursue criminal charges in addition to filing a civil action for damages for each day that a microchip remains implanted.
Defines “microchip” as any … nanotechnology that is passively or actively capable of transmitting or receiving information.

SB 235
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to general provisions regarding torts; prohibits requiring a person to be implanted with a microchip; provides for a short title; provides for definitions; provides for penalties; provides for regulation by the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners; provides for related matters; provides for an effective date; repeals conflicting laws.
Defines “microchip” as any … nanotechnology that is passively or actively capable of transmitting or receiving information.

Illinois
HB 351
Status: Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES - 3/13/2009.
Creates the Emerging Technology Industries Act. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish and maintain a program to award grants to emerging-technology enterprises, including nanotechnology, in the State.

HB 859
Status: ENACTED – 7/1/2010
Makes certain appropriations and reappropriations for specified purposes and operations. 
The sum of $3,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary and remains unexpended at the close of business on June 30, 2010… is reappropriated from the Build Illinois Bond Fund to the Capital Development Board for a grant to Northwestern University for planning, construction, and equipment for a Nanofabrication and Molecular Center.

SB 1522
Status: Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES - 5/31/2009.
Creates the Emerging Technology Industries Act. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish and maintain a program to award grants to emerging-technology enterprises, including nanotechnology, in the State.

SB 3654
Status: To HOUSE Committee on RULES – 3/11/2010
Creates the Emerging Technology Industries Act; requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish and maintain a program to award grants to emerging technology enterprises in the state.

Indiana
HB 1227
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to space transportation technology development; includes space transportation technology in various programs for encouraging the development of high technology in Indiana; specifies that new research and development equipment for space transportation technology is eligible for abatement in economic revitalization areas; specifies that the purchase of research and development equipment for space transportation technology is eligible for a sales tax exemption.
Nanotechnology is listed as a type of space transportation technology.

Maryland
HB 795
Status: ENACTED – Signed by the Governor – 4/13/2010
Establishes a Task Force to Study Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology; provides for the membership of the Task Force; provides for the designation of cochairs of the Task Force; provides for the meeting times and places of the Task Force; provides for the staffing of the Task Force; prohibits a member of the Task Force from receiving compensation and authorizing reimbursement of specified expenses; requires the Task Force to study specified matters.

Michigan
HB 4230
Status: To SENATE Committee on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY REFORM - 3/3/2009.
Relates to income tax deductions; revises initial angel investment minimum requirement. 
Includes nanotechnology, including materials, devices, or systems at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular level, with a scale measured in nanometers as an qualifying advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials technology.

HB 4340
Status: To HOUSE Committee on NEW ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE - 2/18/2009.
Revises initial angel investment minimum requirement under income tax deduction. Includes nanotechnology, including materials, devices, or systems at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular level, with a scale measured in nanometers as an qualifying advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials technology.

HB 4817
Status: To SENATE Committee on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY REFORM - 5/21/2009.
Includes in Michigan Strategic Fund green chemistry as party of funding of research and development centers. Includes nanotechnology, including materials, devices, or systems at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular level, with a scale measured in nanometers as an qualifying advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials technology.

Minnesota
HF 799 / SF 724
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to taxation; provides an income tax credit for qualified business ventures in Minnesota. Includes nanotechnology as a "qualified high-technology field" for purposes of this income tax credit.

HF 1292 / SF 1244
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to capital investment; transfers a 2005 appropriation to the city of Rushford for a nanotechnology facility to a community center project.

HF 2580
Status: FAILED – Adjourned
Relates to economic development; provides an angel investment grant; delays phase in of single sales apportionment; appropriates money.
Nanotechnology is listed as a qualifying investment field.

HF 2700
Status: ENACTED – Filed with Secretary of State – 3/14/2010
Relates to capital improvements; authorizes spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; establishes new programs and modifying existing programs; authorizes the sale and issuance of state bonds; cancels and modifying previous appropriations; appropriates money; amends Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 103F.515, by adding a subdivision; 174.50, subdivisions 6, 7.
Modifies the grant to the City of Rushford for the Institute of Nanotechnology.

HF 2750
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to taxation; provides an investment tax credit; requires reports; proposes coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 290.
Nanotechnology is listed as a qualifying investment field.

HF 2893
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to capital improvements; authorizes spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; establishes new programs and terminating existing programs; authorizes the sale of state bonds; cancels and modifying previous appropriations; appropriates money; amends Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16A.105; 16A.66, subdivision 2; 403.275, subdivision 2; 462A.36, by adding subdivisions.
Creates an appropriation for a new physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.

SF 2167
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to economic development; provides for stimulation of the construction industry; streamlines and modifying conditions that apply to certain construction projects; provides an investment tax credit and a historic structure rehabilitation credit; authorizes green energy revenue bonds; permits local assessments for energy improvements; appropriates money; amends Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16C.16, by adding a subdivision.
Nanotechnology is listed as a qualifying investment field.

SF 2307
Status: FAILED – Adjourned .
Relates to taxation; provides an investment tax credit; requires reports; proposes coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J; 290.
Nanotechnology is listed as a qualifying investment field.

SF 2485
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to capital improvements; authorizes spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; establishes new programs and terminating existing programs; authorizes the sale of state bonds; cancels and modifying previous appropriations; appropriates money; amends Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16A.105; 16A.66, subdivision 2; 403.275, subdivision 2; 462A.36, by adding subdivisions.
Creates an appropriation for a new physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.

HF 3781 / SF 3364
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to higher education and public health; requires a report on nanotechnology from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Missouri
HB 1511
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Establishes the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act and the Missouri Science and Innovation Authority.
Places development of “science and innovation” – including nanotechnology – under the control of the Missouri Science and Innovation Authority.

SB 895
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Relates to science and innovation.
Lists nanotechnology as a field of “science and innovation” covered by the bill.

New York
AB 2207
Status: To ASSEMBLY Committee on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 1/15/2009.
Creates a high tech marketing program; requires the creation of an advisory committee; provides for funds on a matching basis to established regional economic development marketing coalitions; makes an appropriation therefor. Defines "Statewide high tech marketing program" as a program that promotes the state's strengths and assets in the following technology sectors: nano-technology; biotechnology; and photonics, optics, and imaging.

AB 5255
Status: Passed SENATE – 6/30/2010
Creates the bioscience facilities development program; provides grants to local economic development corporations for the purpose of creating a revolving fund for loans to bioscience facilities to assist commercial bioscience companies to remain in New York state.
Makes an appropriation for a nanotechnology project.

AB 5642
Status: To ASSEMBLY Committee on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 2/17/2009.
Creates the metro medical matrix program to promote academic and commercial bioscience research and development in the New York metropolitan area. Nanotechnology projects are included in the medical matrix program.

SB 53
Status: To SENATE Committee on FINANCE – 1/6/2010.
Makes appropriations for the support of government - Education, Labor and Family Assistance Budget.
Makes several appropriations made for nanotechnology projects. Companion bill to AB 153

SB 55
Status: To SENATE Committee on FINANCE – 1/6/2010.
Makes appropriations for the support of government - Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation Budget.
Makes several appropriations for nanotechnology projects. Companion bill for AB 155.

SB 8221
Status: Passed ASSEMBLY – 6/29/2010
Authorizes the lease of lands located in the State University of New York at Albany.
Authorizes additional instructional and laboratory space to support the academic programs of the University's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the New York State Center for Excellence in Nanoelectronics & Nanotechnology and associated semiconductor research and teaching activities funded by active partnerships between government and private industry.

SB 8016
Status: To SENATE Committee on FINANCE – 6/8/2010.
Creates the mobile high-technology training facilities program; provides funding for mobile nanotechnology, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing.

North Carolina
HB 1819
Status: To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS – 5/19/2010
Appropriates funds to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to provide faculty for the joint school of nanoscience and nanoengineering on the campus of the gateway university research park of North Carolina agricultural and technical state university and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

SB 1313
Status: To SENATE Committee on Appropriations – 5/20/2010
Appropriates funds to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to provide faculty for the joint school of nanoscience and nanoengineering on the campus of the gateway university research park of North Carolina agricultural and technical state university and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Oklahoma
HB 3232
Status: To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION – 2/2/2010
Relates to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission; relate to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission; renames the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Act the Oklahoma Aviation Commission Act; modifies definitions.
Defines “nanotechnology” as “technology development at the molecular range (1nm to 100nm) to create and use structures, devices, and systems that have novel properties because of their small size.”

SB 1426
Status: ENACTED – 6/10/2010
Relates to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology; expands the purpose and the mission of the State Institute of Technology; modifies purposes, requirements, and procedures of a technology business financing program; modifies the authorized use of moneys in the Seed-Capital Revolving Fund; authorizes contract management of the fund; modifies authorized investments for moneys in the fund; clarifies the investment approval process.

SB 1959
Status: To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS – 2/2/2010
Relates to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission; relate to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission; renames the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Act the Oklahoma Aviation Commission Act; modifies definitions.
Defines “nanotechnology” as “technology development at the molecular range (1nm to 100nm) to create and use structures, devices, and systems that have novel properties because of their small size.”

Virginia
HB 123
Status: In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – 2/3/2010
Establishes the Virginia Nanotechnology Authority to promote development of nanotechnology; directs the Authority to administer a fund for the purpose of providing industry and institutions of higher education with discovery grants, collaboration grants, and prototype grants; provides for the creation of a virtual Virginia Nanotechnology Users Network to facilitate research and development of nanotechnology at the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education.

HB 607
Status: In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – 2/3/2010
Creates the Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology Investment Fund to attract technology or biotechnology companies to, or assist those companies located in, the Commonwealth; provides that moneys in the Fund shall only be applied to qualified research expenses and basic research payments for research conducted in the Commonwealth.

HB 1034
Status: ENACTED – Signed by Governor – 3/11/2010
Eliminates the Information Technology Investment Board and replaces it with the Information Technology Investment Council.
Creates the position of Secretary of Technology to ensure the Commonwealth remains competitive in cultivating and expanding growth industries, including life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, and aerospace.

HB 1035
Status: FAILED – Reported as Substituted by HB 1034 – 2/3/2010
Eliminates the Information Technology Investment Board and replaces it with the Information Technology Investment Council.
Creates the position of Secretary of Technology to ensure the Commonwealth remains competitive in cultivating and expanding growth industries, including life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, and aerospace.

SB 236
Status: ENACTED – Signed by Governor – 3/11/2010
Relates to information Technology governance in the Commonwealth; the Chief Information Officer.
Creates the position of Secretary of Technology to ensure the Commonwealth remains competitive in cultivating and expanding growth industries, including life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, and aerospace.

SB 480
Status: FAILED – Reported as Substituted by SB 236 – 2/10/2010
Eliminates the Information Technology Investment Board; provides that in its place, the Governor will appoint the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly; contains an emergency clause.
Creates the position of Secretary of Technology to ensure the Commonwealth remains competitive in cultivating and expanding growth industries, including life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, and aerospace.

West Virginia
SB 493
Status: FAILED – Adjourned.
Creates Twenty First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act.
Defines "Nanotechnology" as “the materials and systems whose structures and components exhibit novel and significantly improved physical, chemical, and biological properties, phenomena, and processes due to their nanoscale size.”
 



 

 

 

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