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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Apr 06, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S4457
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4457 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§311, 312, 313, 315 & 316, Exec L; amd §§137, 139-f & 139-g, St Fin L
S4457 - Summary
Relates to increased participation in state contracts and subcontracts by certified minority and women-owned business enterprises; requires quarterly reports from contracting agencies; addresses consequences if contracting agency fails to comply with reporting requirements; relates to certain performance and payment bond requirements.
S4457 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4457 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to participation by minority group members and women with respect to certain state contracts; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to performance and payment bond requirements PURPOSE: Minority and women-owned businesses have come to constitute a large percentage of businesses in New York MWBEs, just like small businesses, are an increasingly crucial part of the state's economy, and contribute vastly to our economy's growth. However, despite these increases, MWBEs continue to face barriers in government contracting. This bill seeks to address and eliminate some of these barriers by enhancing Article 15-A provisions and increasing small business and minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) participation in State agency commodity and service procurement and state public authority assisted, construction and rehabilitation project contracts and subcontracts.
S4457 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4457 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to participation by minority group members and women with respect to certain state contracts; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to perform- ance and payment bond requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 311 of the executive law, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 261 of the laws of 1988, paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, paragraphs (g) and (h) of subdivision 3 as amended and paragraph (i) of subdivision 3 as added by section 1 of part BB of chapter 59 of the laws of 2006 and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 361 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: 3. The director shall have the following powers and duties: (a) to encourage and assist contracting agencies in their efforts to increase participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises on state contracts and subcontracts so as to facilitate the award of a fair share of such contracts to them AND TO PROVIDE ON THE DIVISION'S WEBSITE A LIST OF EACH CONTRACTING AGENCY'S MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES CERTIFICATION OUTREACH SEMINARS; (b) to develop standardized forms and reporting documents necessary to implement this article; (c) to conduct educational OUTREACH programs TO ENCOURAGE THE CERTIF- ICATION OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES consistent with the purposes of this article; (d) to review [periodically] QUARTERLY the practices and procedures of each contracting agency with respect to compliance with the provisions of this article, and to require them to file [periodic] QUARTERLY reports with the division of minority and women's business development EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10459-01-1
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