senate Bill S1586

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires contractor bids on school district projects to include information on subcontractors and the commissioner of education to create surveys on the new bidding

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

S1586 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L; amd §101, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5559B

S1586 - Summary

Requires contractors bidding on projects for school districts to provide information regarding proposed subcontractors; requires the commissioner to provide surveys regarding the new bidding process.

S1586 - Sponsor Memo

S1586 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1586

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law and  the  general  municipal  law,  in
  relation  to assignment of contracts by school districts and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 42 to read as follows:
  42.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  COMMISSION  A  SURVEY  ON THE IMPACT OF
EXEMPTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM THE SEPARATE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS OF THE
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF
SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED ONE OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW. SUCH STUDY SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  IMPACT  ON  TIMEFRAMES  FOR  COMPLETING  CONSTRUCTION  AND
IMPROVEMENT  PROJECTS, THE OVERALL COSTS OF SUCH PROJECTS AND THE INTEG-
RITY OF THE BIDDING PROCESS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE THE RESULTS OF
SUCH SURVEY TO THE GOVERNOR, THE STATE COMPTROLLER, THE TEMPORARY PRESI-
DENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY IN  THE  FOURTH  YEAR
FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S  2.  Section 101 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. A. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION  AND  ANY  OTHER
LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY  CONTRACT, SUBCONTRACT, LEASE, GRANT, BOND,
COVENANT, OR OTHER AGREEMENT FOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  SEPARATE  SPECIFICATIONS
(REFERRED TO AS THE WICKS LAW).
  B.  WHERE  A SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF A
CONTRACT TO A SINGLE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REQUIRE THE  APPARENT  LOW
BIDDER  AND, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE NEXT APPARENT
LOW BIDDER, TO SUBMIT TO THE DISTRICT THE NAMES OF THE BIDDER'S PROPOSED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01746-01-1

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