senate Bill S5525C

Signed by Governor

Authorizes municipalities and districts thereof to contract for certain goods and services jointly with the state or other municipalities

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 31 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 5525A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 5525B
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1393
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.91
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 15 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5525C
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8034C
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.575
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.308

Summary

Authorizes municipalities and districts thereof to contract for goods and services jointly with the state or other municipalities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8034C
Versions:
S5525
S5525A
S5525B
S5525C
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง103, Gen Muni L

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BILL NUMBER:S5525C

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to providing local
governments greater contract flexibility and cost savings by permitting
certain shared purchasing among political subdivisions;
and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration
thereof

PURPOSE:
Authorizes municipalities and districts thereof to contract for goods
and services jointly with federal and any state or other municipality.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 103 of the general municipal law by adding a
new subdivision 16 to authorize any officer, board or agency of a
county, political subdivision or any district therein authorized to
make purchases of apparatus, materials, equipment or supplies, or to
contract for services, may make such purchase, or may contract for
such services, as may be required by such contract let by the United
States of America or any agency thereof, any state or other county or
political subdivision if such contract was let in a manner that
constitutes competitive bidding consistent with state law and made
available for use by other government entities.

Section 2 contains the effective date and provisions for repeal five
years after such date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Cooperative purchasing, also commonly referred to as piggy-backing, is
a procurement method whereby if a government agency has already gone
through the procurement process and awarded a contract to one or more
venders for a particular product or service, the contract can be
utilized by other government agencies on the same terms and
conditions. Piggy-backing has been proven to reduce administrative
and product cost, increase efficiencies and stretch shrinking
budgets during difficult times.

Forty-eight states have either explicitly authorized cooperative
purchasing or they have enacted a general joint powers statute or
intergovernmental cooperation law that permits local public agencies
to purchase from cooperative contracts that were solicited by another
public agency.
New York does not have statutory language in place that authorizes
cooperative purchasing between New York's local governments and the
federal, state or local governments elsewhere in the United States.
This bill would amend the General Municipal Law to allow for such
cooperative purchasing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire and be deemed
repealed five years after such date.

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

                                 5525--C
    Cal. No. 91

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE,  CARLUCCI, MARTINS, OPPENHEIMER, RITCHIE,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed   to   the   Committee  on  Local  Government  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored  to  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  providing
  local  governments  greater  contract  flexibility and cost savings by
  permitting certain shared purchasing among political subdivisions; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section  1.  Section  103  of  the general municipal law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS ONE, TWO AND  THREE
OF THIS SECTION, AND SECTION ONE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE, ANY OFFI-
CER,  BOARD  OR  AGENCY  OF  A  COUNTY,  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR OF ANY
DISTRICT THEREIN AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PURCHASES OF  APPARATUS,  MATERIALS,
EQUIPMENT  OR  SUPPLIES,  OR  TO  CONTRACT  FOR  SERVICES RELATED TO THE
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF APPARATUS, MATERIALS,  EQUIPMENT,
AND SUPPLIES, MAY MAKE SUCH PURCHASES, OR MAY CONTRACT FOR SUCH SERVICES
RELATED TO THE INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF APPARATUS, MATERI-
ALS,  EQUIPMENT,  AND SUPPLIES, AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY SUCH COUNTY, POLI-
TICAL SUBDIVISION OR DISTRICT THEREIN THROUGH THE USE OF A CONTRACT  LET

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11416-08-2

S. 5525--C                          2

BY  THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR ANY AGENCY THEREOF, ANY STATE OR ANY
OTHER COUNTY OR  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION  OR  DISTRICT  THEREIN  IF  SUCH
CONTRACT  WAS  LET  IN  A  MANNER  THAT  CONSTITUTES COMPETITIVE BIDDING
CONSISTENT  WITH  STATE  LAW AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY OTHER GOVERN-
MENTAL ENTITIES.
  THE  AUTHORITY  PROVIDED  TO  COUNTIES,  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISIONS   AND
DISTRICTS  THEREIN  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT RELIEVE ANY
OBLIGATION OF SUCH COUNTY, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR DISTRICT THEREIN  TO
COMPLY  WITH ANY APPLICABLE MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
PROGRAM MANDATES AND THE PREFERRED SOURCE REQUIREMENTS  OF  SECTION  ONE
HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed five years after such date.

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