senate Bill S392

Requires that prior to a contract with the state or other public entity being effective, a report must be filed with the comptroller disclosing financial interests

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • DEFEATED IN CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Requires that prior to a contract with the state or other public entity being effective, a report must be filed with the comptroller disclosing financial interests.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3331
Versions:
S392
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2881, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4785, A5411
2007-2008: A8141

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S392

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to contract reports

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To make the awarding of state monies more transparent.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill adds a new §2881 to the Public Authorities Law which requires
a report be made to the comptroller prior to the awarding of a contract
to any person, firm, partnership or corporation, state authority, local
authority, interstate or international authority, or any affiliate or
subsidiary of them. The report shall include:

* Name of contractor.
* Amount of contract.
* Purpose of contract.
* Name of member of legislature who sponsored the appropriation or the
allocation of a portion of such appropriation.
* Sworn statement by executive director or principal officer of
contractor of any financial interest the sponsoring member or a relative
might have in the awarding of the contract.

Relative is defined as any person living in the same household or any
person who is a direct descendant of the member's grandparents or the
spouse of such descendant.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will add transparency to the process of awarding grants from
State funds. It does not change the current rules regarding eligibility
for member items or capital grants. It does require disclosure to the
comptroller's office by the organization receiving the funds of whether
the sponsoring member or a relative might have a financial interest in
the recipient.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
None.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.4785/A.5411

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   392

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public authorities law, in relation to contract
  reports

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 2881 to read as follows:
  S 2881. REPORTING OF CONTRACTS TO THE COMPTROLLER. PRIOR TO AWARDING A
CONTRACT REQUIRING THE PAYMENT OF APPROPRIATED  MONIES  TO  ANY  PERSON,
FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATION, EVERY STATE AUTHORITY, LOCAL AUTHORI-
TY, INTERSTATE OR INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY  OR  AFFILIATE  OR  SUBSIDIARY
THEREOF SHALL REPORT TO THE COMPTROLLER: (I) THE NAME OF THE CONTRACTOR;
(II) THE AMOUNT OF THE CONTRACT; (III) THE PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT; (IV)
THE  NAME  OF  THE MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE WHO SPONSORED THE APPROPRI-
ATION OF SUCH MONIES OR THE ALLOCATION OF A PORTION OF SUCH  MONIES  FOR
SUCH CONTRACT; AND (V) A SWORN STATEMENT SIGNED UNDER OATH BY THE EXECU-
TIVE  DIRECTOR  OR PRINCIPAL OFFICER OF THE CONTRACTOR, OF ANY FINANCIAL
INTEREST SUCH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, OR A RELATIVE OF SUCH MEMBER OF
THE LEGISLATURE HAS IN THE PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR  CORPORATION  TO
WHOM  OR TO WHICH SUCH CONTRACT IS AWARDED SUBMITTED ON A FORM AS DETER-
MINED BY THE COMPTROLLER. NO SUCH CONTRACT SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL SUCH
REPORT IS FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,
"RELATIVE"  OF  ANY  INDIVIDUAL SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON LIVING IN THE SAME
HOUSEHOLD AS THE INDIVIDUAL OR ANY PERSON WHO IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT  OF
THAT INDIVIDUAL'S GRANDPARENTS OR THE SPOUSE OF SUCH DESCENDANT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00848-01-1

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