senate Bill S4357

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases to $50,000 the cost of the construction of a building, structure or public work, above which an engineer, land surveyor or architect must be utilized

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view actions (9)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 recommitted to rules
Jun 20, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1376
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1114
Mar 31, 2011 referred to higher education


S4357 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง7209 & 7307, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5487, A8257

S4357 - Summary

Increases to $50,000 the cost of the construction of a building, structure or public work, above which a professional engineer, land surveyor or architect must be utilized to plan and supervise the construction thereof.

S4357 - Sponsor Memo

S4357 - 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 31, 2011

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to increasing the thresh-
  old at which  certain  buildings,  structures  and  public  works  are
  required to be planned and supervised by a professional engineer, land
  surveyor or architect


  Section 1. Subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision 7  of  section
7209  of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971,
are amended to read as follows:
  3.  No county, city, town or village or other political subdivision of
this state shall engage in the construction or maintenance of any public
work involving engineering or land surveying for which plans, specifica-
tions and estimates have not been made  by,  and  the  construction  and
maintenance  supervised  by,  a  professional engineer or land surveyor;
provided that this section shall not apply to the construction, improve-
ment or maintenance of county roads or town highways, nor to  any  other
public  works  wherein  the  contemplated  expenditure for the completed
project does not exceed [five]  FIFTY  thousand  dollars.  This  section
shall not be construed as affecting or preventing any county, city, town
or village or other political subdivision of this state from engaging an
architect  licensed in this state for the preparation of plans, specifi-
cations and estimates for and the supervision of construction or mainte-
nance of public works.
  b. To alterations to any building or  structure  costing  [ten]  FIFTY
thousand  dollars  or  less  which  do not involve changes affecting the
structural safety or  public  safety  thereof  nor  to  farm  buildings,
including barns, sheds, poultry houses and other buildings used directly
and  solely  for  agricultural  purposes;  nor to residence buildings of

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


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