Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2014
referred to finance
Senate Bill S7375
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S7375 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S7375 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7375 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the ethical standards for state agency contractors act PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to establish ethical standards for certain state agency contractors. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets forth the Legislature's findings and intent. Section 2. Provides that the proposal when enacted shall be known and may be cited as "the ethical standards for state agency contractors act." Section 3. This bill amends the State Finance Law by adding a new Section 148 relating to ethical standards for contractors performing inherently governmental and mission-critical functions or rendering a service or services pursuant to an information-risk contract. This Section also defines "state agency contractor," "state agency," "employ- ee," "inherently governmental and mission-critical function," "nonpublic information," "proprietary information," "information-risk contract," "organizational conflict of interest," "personal conflict of interest"
2013-S7375 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7375 I N S E N A T E May 14, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- (at request of the State Comptroller) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the ethical standards for state agency contractors act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that to a great extent, state agencies and public authorities rely on contractors to help accomplish a broad array of complex, inherently governmental and mission-critical functions. State agencies and public authorities contract for services that involve the contractors' exercise of judgment, providing operational and policy advice to state officers and employees, overseeing other contractors and, at times, working alongside state officers and employees on the same projects. This inter- mingling of public and private workforce reveals a need to address what processes are in place to ensure the integrity of government operations and maintain public confidence. While a majority of contractors deliver services with integrity, some contractors could, nonetheless, engage in misconduct during the course of the contract term - for example, engaging in acts for personal finan- cial gain, accepting inappropriate gifts, or inappropriately negotiating for certain jobs. Furthermore, in carrying out the day-to-day tasks for state agencies and public authorities, contractors often require extensive access to and use of nonpublic government information. Protection of nonpublic information is critical, because unauthorized disclosure can erode the integrity of government operations and lead to situations in which such information is misused for private gain, potentially harming important interests such as the privacy of individuals, commercial business proprietary rights, security, and law enforcement. The legislature further finds that opportunities for organizational and personal conflicts of interest by contractors, and the misuse of nonpublic information by contractors through negligence or misconduct, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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