|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 17, 2012||vetoed memo.150|
|Aug 06, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading cal.176
substituted for a5128c
referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1499
|Jun 18, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7782Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S7782 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- State Finance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §163, St Fin L
S7782 - Summary
Relates to the cost effectiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies; defines "consultant services".
S7782 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7782 I N S E N A T E June 18, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the cost effec- tiveness of consultant contracts by the state agencies; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 163 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows: 15. CONSULTANT SERVICES. A. BEFORE A STATE AGENCY ENTERS INTO A CONTRACT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES WHICH IS ANTICIPATED TO COST MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD THE STATE AGENCY SHALL CONDUCT A COST COMPARISON REVIEW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONSULTANT CAN BE PERFORMED AT EQUAL OR LOWER COST BY UTILIZING STATE EMPLOYEES, UNLESS THE CONTRACT MEETS ONE OF THE EXCEPTIONS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CONSULTANT SERVICES" SHALL MEAN ANY CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BY A STATE AGENCY FOR ANALYSIS, EVALUATION, RESEARCH, TRAINING, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HEALTH SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, OR SIMILAR SERVICES, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES, LEGAL SERVICES OR SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH LITIGATION INCLUDING EXPERT WITNESSES AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN, OR RELATED PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES OF PUBLIC WORKS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COSTS OF PERFORMING THE SERVICES BY STATE EMPLOYEES SHALL INCLUDE ANY SALARY, PENSION COSTS, ALL OTHER BENEFIT COSTS, COSTS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES AND ALL OTHER OVERHEAD. THE COSTS OF CONSULT- ANT SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE THE TOTAL COST OF THE CONTRACT. THE COST COMPARISON SHALL BE EXPRESSED WHERE FEASIBLE AS AN HOURLY RATE, OR WHERE SUCH A CALCULATION IS NOT FEASIBLE, AS A TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR THE ANTICIPATED TERM OF THE CONTRACT. B. THE ESTIMATED COST OF A COMPARISON STUDY SHALL INCLUDE THE FINAN- CIAL COSTS TO THE STATE INCLUDING THE DIRECT SALARIES AND BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEES CONDUCTING THE STUDY AS WELL AS ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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