senate Bill S4855A

Signed by Governor

Relating to membership on the state procurement council by a representative of agricultural interests in the state

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 27 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1160
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 29 / May / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 29 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 4855A
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.966
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7515A
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.475
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 27 / Aug / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 07 / Sep / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.452

Summary

Increases membership on the state procurement council to include a member of a not-for-profit organization representing the agricultural interests in the state.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7515A
Versions:
S4855
S4855A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, St Fin L

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BILL NUMBER:S4855A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to membership on the
state procurement council

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 161 of the State Finance Law is amended to increase membership
on the state's procurement council from 20 to 21 members. The member,
who will be selected by the governor, shall be a representative of a
not-for-profit, New York-based organization engaged in the marketing
and/or promotion of New York-based grown farm and agricultural products.
The member may also be a representative of a not-for-profit New York-
based organization engaged solely in the advocacy, marketing and/or
promotion of organic New York grown farm and agricultural products. The
member appointed by the governor will serve a two year term.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's number one industry is agriculture yet there is no one person
designated under current law to represent the State's agricultural
community on the State's procurement Council. Existing members include
the commissioner of the Office of General Services, State Comptroller,
Director of Budget, Chief Diversity Officer or their respective desig-
nees, and seven members who are the heads of other large and small state
agencies chosen by the Governor or the Governor's designees.

The Procurement Council is established under Article XI, Section 161 of
the State Finance Law. It is responsible for the study, analysis and
development of recommendations to improve State procurement policy and
practices, and for development and issuance of guidelines governing
State agency procurement.

In an effort to increase the procurement of agricultural products grown
and processed in New York, It is important and necessary to include on
the council a member of a not-for-profit, New York-based organization to
appropriately represent the interests of New York's agricultural commu-
nities.

FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 4855--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  DILAN,  GALLIVAN,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  OPPENHEIMER, VALESKY -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.  8  --
  committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to membership on  the
  state procurement council

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 161  of  the  state
finance  law,  as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended
to read as follows:
  a. The state procurement council shall continuously strive to  improve
the  state's procurement process. Such council shall consist of [twenty]
TWENTY-ONE members, including the commissioner, the  state  comptroller,
the  director of the budget, the chief diversity officer and the commis-
sioner of economic development, or  their  respective  designees;  seven
members  who  shall be the heads of other large and small state agencies
chosen by the governor,  or  their  respective  designees;  ONE  MEMBER,
APPOINTED  BY THE GOVERNOR, REPRESENTING A NOT-FOR-PROFIT NEW YORK-BASED
ORGANIZATION ENGAGED IN THE MARKETING AND/OR PROMOTION OF NEW YORK GROWN
FARM AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT NEW YORK-BASED ORGAN-
IZATION ENGAGED SOLELY IN THE ADVOCACY, MARKETING  AND/OR  PROMOTION  OF
ORGANIC NEW YORK GROWN FARM AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO BE LIMITED TO A
TWO  YEAR  TERM;  and eight at large members appointed as follows: three
appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one of whom shall be
a representative of local government and one of whom shall be  a  repre-
sentative  of  private  business;  three appointed by the speaker of the
assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of local government  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10622-07-2

S. 4855--A                          2

one of whom shall be a representative of private business; one appointed
by the minority leader of the senate; and, one appointed by the minority
leader  of  the  assembly;  and  two  non-voting  observers appointed as
follows:  one appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one
appointed by the speaker of the assembly. The non-voting observers shall
be provided, contemporaneously, all documentation and materials distrib-
uted to members. The council shall be chaired by  the  commissioner  and
shall meet at least quarterly.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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