senate Bill S4715

Relates to the threshold amount required for a project to be subject to competitive bidding

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    • Passed Senate
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  • 15 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Raises the threshold amount required for a project to be subject to competitive bidding from one hundred thousand to two hundred fifty thousand.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4715
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง10-c, Hway L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4715

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to the threshold amount of
requiring a project to be subject to competitive bidding

PURPOSE:
To allow municipalities the flexibility to waive taxes levied on the
property of a neighboring municipal electric company.

SUMMARY:
Section 1 amends Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Chapter 10-C of the
Highway law to increase the dollar amount for which competitive
bidding is required for annual local assistance allocations.

Section 2 provides this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Regular incremental raises in the competitive bidding threshold for
highway projects are necessary to compensate for increases in
inflation as well as material, transportation, labor and other costs.

By current law, the local assistance funds allocated for local street
or highway projects under this subdivision in the Highway Law are
used to undertake work on projects either with the municipality's own
forces or by contract. When the estimate for the contract work
exceeds $100,000 the work must be performed by contract let by
competitive bid in accordance with the provisions for competitive
bidding in the General Municipal Law.

This bill would increase the amount for which work must be contracted
through a competitive bid from $100,000 to $250,000.

The last increase in the competitive bidding threshold was done in the
mid 1980's to bring the threshold up from $70,000 to the current
$100,000 level. Another increase is overdue.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.1139 of 2008 - Referred to Transportation
S.1139 of 2007 - Referred to Transportation
S.4917 of 2006 - Referred to Transportation
S.4917 of 2005 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4715

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the threshold amount  of
  requiring a project to be subject to competitive bidding

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 4 of section 10-c of the high-
way law, as amended by chapter 413 of the laws of 1991,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (e)  Funds  allocated  for local street or highway projects under this
subdivision shall be used to undertake work on a project either with the
municipality's own forces or by contract, provided however, that whenev-
er the estimate for the construction contract  work  exceeds  [one]  TWO
hundred  FIFTY  thousand dollars such work must be performed by contract
let by competitive bid in accordance with the provisions of section  one
hundred three of the general municipal law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10275-01-1

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