senate Bill S7769

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishing a preference for NYS entities contracting with architects, landscape architects or engineers having their principal place of business within New York state

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Jun 21, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 20, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1425
Jun 18, 2012 referred to rules

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S7769 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136-a, St Fin L; amd §103, add §103-h, Gen Muni L; amd §§354, 559, 1204, 1676-a, 1678, 1680, 1734, add §2879-c, Pub Auth L; add §170-c, Exec L; amd §§373, 454, 2513, 2556 & 6275, Ed L; amd §14, Transp L

S7769 - Summary

Establishes a preference for NYS entities contracting with architects, landscape architects or engineers having their principal place of business within New York State.

S7769 - Sponsor Memo

S7769 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7769

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER,  GALLIVAN  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the general  municipal  law,  the
  public  authorities  law, the executive law, the education law and the
  transportation law, in relation to establishing a preference  for  New
  York  state entities contracting with architects, landscape architects
  or engineers to use  architects,  landscape  architects  or  engineers
  having their principal place of business within New York state

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 136-a of the state finance law, as
amended by chapter 746 of the laws  of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3. In the procurement of architectural, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, engi-
neering  and  surveying  services,  the requiring state department shall
GIVE PREFERENCE TO PARTNERSHIPS, FIRMS, BUSINESSES OR CORPORATIONS WHICH
HAVE THEIR PRIMARY PLACE OF BUSINESS IN THE STATE.    IN  ADDITION,  THE
REQUIRING STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL encourage professional firms engaged in
the  lawful  practice of the profession to submit an annual statement of
qualifications and performance data.  The requiring state department for
each proposed project shall evaluate current  statements  of  qualifica-
tions  and performance data on file with the department. If desired, the
requiring state department may conduct discussions with  three  or  more
professional  firms  regarding  anticipated design concepts and proposed
methods of approach  to  the  assignment.  The  state  department  shall
select,  in  order of preference, based upon criteria established by the
requiring state department, no less than three professional firms deemed
to be the most highly qualified to provide the services required.
  S 2.  Section 103 of the general municipal law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY   PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, FOR EVERY ARCHI-
TECTURAL, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING CONTRACT  REQUIRED  TO
GO  TO  THE  LOWEST  RESPONSIBLE BIDDER, PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO AN
INDIVIDUAL, SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP,  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION

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

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