senate Bill S5928

Signed by Governor

Encourages participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in housing, urban renewal and urban development action area project contracts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 30 / Aug / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.379
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8169A
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.817
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 10 / Nov / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Nov / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.461

Summary

Encourages participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises in housing, urban renewal and urban development action area project contracts.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8169A
Versions:
S5928
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §694, Gen Muni L; add §4-120, NYC Ad Cd

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BILL NUMBER:S5928

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the
administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
encouraging participation by minority and women-owned business
enterprises in housing, urban renewal, and urban development action
area projects

PURPOSE: This bill is intended to provide greater opportunity for
women and minority-owned businesses to participate in developing
affordable housing within New York City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill would amend General Municipal Law § 694(1),
which already authorizes steps to encourage involvement of minority
owned business enterprises in urban development projects, to add
reference to women-owned business enterprises.

Section 2 adds a new section to the New York City Administrative Code
providing that notwithstanding any general or special state or local
law, any agency making a loan or disposing of property pursuant to the
Private Housing Finance Law or Articles 15 or 16 of the General
Municipal Law may implement such measures as are appropriate and
consistent with the equal protection clause to facilitate and
encourage meaningful participation by minority or women-owned
enterprises.

Section 3 of this bill provides that the bill will take effect
immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: The City of New York is interested in implementing
programs to address the underutilization of both women-owned and
minority-owned business enterprises in development opportunities as
was recently verified in a disparity study conducted by the City. The
General Municipal Law currently explicitly provides for such programs
only with respect to minority-owned businesses, and only with respect
to projects in urban development action areas designated under General
Municipal Law section 693, which is contained in Article 16 of the
General Municipal Law. This bill would broaden the authority of
municipalities by authorizing them to implement measures with respect
to projects in urban development action areas related to women owned
businesses as well as minority owned businesses. In addition, this
bill would authorize the City of New York to implement measures as
described above in connection with loans and property dispositions
pursuant to the Private Housing Finance Law or Article 15 or 16 of the
General Municipal Law.

Accordingly, the Mayor urges the earliest possible favorable
consideration of this proposal by the Legislature.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5928

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 30, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the administrative code of
  the city of New York, in  relation  to  encouraging  participation  by
  minority  and  women-owned  business  enterprises  in  housing,  urban
  renewal, and urban development action area projects

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 694 of the general municipal law,
as  amended  by  chapter  486 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Following or in conjunction with the designation of an area or  the
waiver  of  an  area designation pursuant to section six hundred ninety-
three of this article, the agency shall prepare or cause to be prepared,
with provisions which, where  appropriate,  are  expressly  designed  to
encourage and stimulate businesses experienced in the development of one
to  four  family  low-rise residential structures or minority [owned] OR
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS enterprises in proposed projects, a project summary
for a proposed urban development action area project.
  S 2. The administrative code of the city of New  York  is  amended  by
adding a new section 4-120 to read as follows:
  S  4-120 MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY PROVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY  AGENCY  OF
THE  CITY MAKING A LOAN OR DISPOSING OF PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THE PRIVATE
HOUSING FINANCE LAW, OR ARTICLE FIFTEEN OR SIXTEEN OF THE GENERAL MUNIC-
IPAL LAW MAY IMPLEMENT SUCH MEASURES AS ARE APPROPRIATE  AND  CONSISTENT
WITH  THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE MEANINGFUL
PARTICIPATION BY MINORITY OR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11757-01-3

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