senate Bill S1989

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to contracts by the New York city school construction authority

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1210
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 02, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2011 1st report cal.765
Jan 14, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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Jun 13, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S1989
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 18, 2011 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S1989
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 18, 2011

S1989 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9962
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1734, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2120

S1989 - Summary

Relates to contracts by the New York City school construction authority; provides that a bid shall not be rejected or be deemed invalid, impaired or in any manner defective solely for harmless, technical, or ministerial defects, where the intent is clearly discernible and unintentional, provided, however, that this section shall not be deemed to relieve any bidder from any criminal or civil liability as may be imposed by reason of his or her act, nor enlarge the actual authority of any officer of the authority, nor, except as stated in this sentence, limit any other statute or rule of law.

S1989 - Sponsor Memo

S1989 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1989

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to contracts by
  the New York city school construction authority

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

  Section  1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 1734 of the public
authorities law, as added by chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, is amended
to read as follows:
  b. The authority may reject all bids and obtain new bids in the manner
provided by this section when it deems it in the public interest  to  do
so  or,  in cases where two or more responsible bidders submit identical
bids which are the lowest bids,  award  the  contract  to  any  of  such
bidders or obtain new bids from such bidders. Nothing herein shall obli-
gate the authority to seek new bids after the rejection of bids or after
cancellation  of  an  invitation  to  bid. Nothing in this section shall
prohibit the evaluation of bids on the basis of costs or savings includ-
ing life cycle costs  of  the  item  to  be  purchased,  discounts,  and
inspection  services  so  long  as the invitation to bid reasonably sets
forth the criteria to be used in evaluating such costs or savings.  Life
cycle  costs  may  include  but shall not be limited to costs or savings
associated with installation, energy  use,  maintenance,  operation  and
salvage  or disposal.  A BID SHALL NOT BE REJECTED OR BE DEEMED INVALID,
IMPAIRED OR IN ANY MANNER DEFECTIVE SOLELY FOR HARMLESS,  TECHNICAL,  OR
MINISTERIAL  DEFECTS,  WHERE THE INTENT IS CLEARLY DISCERNIBLE AND UNIN-
TENTIONAL, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE  DEEMED  TO
RELIEVE  ANY  BIDDER  FROM  ANY  CRIMINAL  OR  CIVIL LIABILITY AS MAY BE
IMPOSED BY REASON OF HIS OR HER ACT, NOR ENLARGE THE ACTUAL AUTHORITY OF
ANY OFFICER OF THE AUTHORITY, NOR, EXCEPT AS STATED  IN  THIS  SENTENCE,
LIMIT ANY OTHER STATUTE OR RULE OF 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.

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