senate Bill S4121

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the "Public Construction Savings Act"

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Mar 21, 2011 referred to local government

S4121 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L; add §148, St Fin L; amd §222, Lab L

S4121 - Summary

Establishes the "Public Construction Savings Act"; establishes situations where a project labor agreement is unnecessary to receive an award of a contract where they are the lowest bid.

S4121 - Sponsor Memo

S4121 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, the state  finance  law,  and
  the labor law, in relation to project labor agreements for public work


  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "public
construction savings act".
  S  2.    Subdivision 1 of section 103 of the general municipal law, as
amended by section 1 of part FF of chapter 56 of the laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Except as otherwise expressly provided by an act of the legislature
or  by  a  local  law adopted prior to September first, nineteen hundred
fifty-three, all contracts for public work involving an  expenditure  of
more  than  thirty-five  thousand  dollars  and  all  purchase contracts
involving an expenditure of more than twenty thousand dollars, shall  be
awarded  by  the  appropriate  officer,  board  or agency of a political
subdivision or of any district therein including but not  limited  to  a
soil  conservation district, to the lowest responsible bidder furnishing
the required security after advertisement for sealed bids in the  manner
provided by this section. In any case where a responsible bidder's gross
price  is  reducible  by  an  allowance for the value of used machinery,
equipment, apparatus or tools to be traded in by  a  political  subdivi-
sion,  the gross price shall be reduced by the amount of such allowance,
for the purpose of determining the low bid. In cases where two  or  more
responsible  bidders  furnishing  the required security submit identical
bids as to price, such officer, board or agency may award  the  contract
to any of such bidders. Such officer, board or agency may, in his or her
or  its  discretion, reject all bids and readvertise for new bids in the
manner provided by this section. In determining whether a purchase is an

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


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