senate Bill S399

Amended

Requires legislative approval of any contract between a corporation and New York state that would require the relocation of 75 or more employees across county lines

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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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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 05 / Apr / 2010
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO JUDICIARY
  • 05 / Apr / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 399A

Summary

Requires approval by the legislature and state comptroller of any contract between any private entity and the state which would require the relocation of 75 or more employees when those employees are state employees, private sector employees that perform a public function, or a combination thereof that perform a public function.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1036
Versions:
S399
S399A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-337, Gen Ob L; amd §112, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S817A, A1537A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S399

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the general obligations law and the state finance law,
in relation to imposing certain contractual obligations upon the state


PURPOSE :
The purpose of this legislation is to bring a needed structure to the
process of determining whether a relocation across county lines, of 75
or more state employees, is justifiable.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
In Section 1, the general obligations law is amended by adding a new
section 5-335 to require approval of the State Comptroller and the
State Legislature by concurrent resolution, of any contract which
involves the relocation across county lines of seventy-five or more
employees who are performing a public function, Section 112 of the
state finance law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c).

JUSTIFICATION :
This legislation would require the approval of the Comptroller and
Legislature of any decision involving the relocation across county
lines, of 75 or more employees. Currently, there is no formal approval
process for such contracts. The relocation is determined by a few
state officials and may not always be in the best interest of the
public employees or the state. Requiring approval of both the
Comptroller and Legislature will bring a needed structure to the
process. Involving additional government scrutiny in the approval
process will ensure that there is a justification for each move.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007/2008 - S.817A/A.1537A Remained in the Committees on Judiciary
2005/2006 - S.710/A.1436 Remained in the Committees on Judiciary
2003/2004 - S.1241/A.2735 Remained in the Committees on Judiciary
2001/2002 - S.2478/A.4663 Remained in the Committees on Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on and after January 1, 2009.
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