senate Bill S1798

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements for selecting the lowest responsible bidder for certain public works contracts

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to infrastructure and capital investment
Feb 01, 2013 committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

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S1798 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §135-b, St Fin L; add §100-b, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3012
2009-2010: S6434A

S1798 - Summary

Relates to requirements for selecting the lowest responsible bidder for certain public works contracts; requires the submission of a questionnaire to the contracting agency and the comptroller.

S1798 - Sponsor Memo

S1798 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1798

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  --  read  twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Finance

AN  ACT to amend the state finance law and the general municipal law, in
  relation to requirements for selecting the lowest  responsible  bidder
  for certain public works contracts

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

  Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
135-b to read as follows:
  S 135-B. LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. 1. DEFINITION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS  SECTION,  "LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER" SHALL MEAN THE PERSON, FIRM,
CORPORATION, CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR OR OTHER  ENTITY  SUBMITTING  A
BID  FOR  A  PUBLIC WORK CONTRACT FOR THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, RECON-
STRUCTION OR ALTERATION OF BUILDINGS WHO:
  A. SUBMITS THE LOWEST BID; AND
  B. IS NOT DISQUALIFIED ON ANY OF THE GROUNDS LISTED UNDER  SUBDIVISION
SIX OF THIS SECTION.
  2. USE OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO DETERMINE RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTRACTORS AND
SUBCONTRACTORS.    A. NO PUBLIC WORK CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING ONE
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS MAY BE AWARDED BY AN AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC
AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, OFFICE OR OTHER ENTITY  OF  THE
STATE,  TO  THE  LOWEST  RESPONSIBLE  BIDDER  UNLESS EACH CONTRACTOR AND
SUBCONTRACTOR FOR THE  CONTRACT  SUBMITS,  AND  THE  CONTRACTING  ENTITY
REVIEWS, A QUESTIONNAIRE DEMONSTRATING ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PERFORM THE
CONTRACT.
  B.  QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO THE CONTRACTING
ENTITY AND TO THE COMPTROLLER WHO SHALL MAINTAIN THE INFORMATION  IN  AN
ELECTRONIC  DATABASE FOR REVIEW BY ANY STATE OR LOCAL CONTRACTING ENTITY
THAT AWARDS PUBLIC WORK CONTRACTS.

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

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