senate Bill S1787

Requires agencies to post contractor utilization plans on the agency website

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 06 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / May / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.483
  • 01 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2009
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4092

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4092
Versions:
S1787
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Executive Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1787

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to contractor
utilization plans


PURPOSE :
To require contracting agencies to post minority and women-owned
business utilization plans on agency websites.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Amends section 313 of the Executive law to require posting of
contractor utilization plans.

JUSTIFICATION :
Utilization plans listing the certified minority and women-owned
subcontractors that the prime contractor will use to fill minority and
women-owned business enterprise goals are required by Article 15-A for
construction contracts over $100,000. At recent Assembly hearings in
Buffalo, Utica and NYC, minority and women contractors testified that
often they are contacted by contractors and told that they will, be
listed as subcontractors for a certain amount, but the actual job--and
payment--either does not materialize, or is much smaller than
promised. Prime contractors list them to fulfill agency goal
requirements on paper, but do not follow through. Posting the
utilization plans, along with waivers granted to contractors from
meeting agency goals, on agency websites would enable subcontractors
to verify that good faith efforts were made to achieve MWBE
participation, and to identify and notify agency construction managers
about discrepancies between planned and actual utilization, thus
assisting the agency compliance review process.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2005-2006: A.9067; Passed Assembly 145-0, referred to Senate Standing
Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.
2007-2007: S.5197 - Died in Senate Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None of consequence noted.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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