|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
|Jan 28, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S2965
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S2965 - Details
S2965 - Summary
Requires the state urban development corporation and each of its subsidiaries to take affirmative action so as to assure that business enterprises owned and operated by women be given an equal opportunity to participate in the planning, construction and operation of projects of the corporation or its subsidiaries; provides that the UDC shall from time to time gather information and make written findings, if warranted, with respect to areas of the state where its projects are located, concerning the effects of past discrimination against women and business enterprises owned and operated by women; provides that the UDC shall adopt, in writing and implement such actions to achieve and maintain equal employment and business opportunity as it may reasonably deem necessary and appropriate.
S2965 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2965 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation to certain employment discrimination SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and its subsidiaries to take affirmative action an behalf of women and women-owned business enterprises. In Section 1 of the bill, the Legislature finds and declares that women and women-owned business enterprises have been the victim of past discrimination, that they have been denied equal opportu- nity to participate in and contribute to the State's economy, that the State has a compelling interest in eradicating the effects of such past discrimination and that in some instances the effects of such discrimi- nation can only be overcome by the use of numerical goals and other temporary preferential methods. The Legislature also finds that the UDC has the expertise necessary to gather data concerning discrimination and to formulate and implement effective affirmative action programs in accordance with such information. Section 2 provides that this bill is to be deemed an exercise of the police and procurement powers and in fulfillment of the State Consti- tution's provisions regarding civil rights. Section 3 provides, in summary, as follows: 1. The UDC Act (Unconsolidated Laws, sections 6251 through 6285) is amended by adding a new section 4 which directs the UDC to take affirmative action on behalf of women and women-owned business
S2965 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2965 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 28, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation to certain employment discrimination THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. It is hereby found and declared that the state has had a leadership role in maximizing equal opportunity in employment for all its citizens, but that in many communities in the state, because of past sex discrimination, women and women-owned busi- ness enterprises do not have such equal opportunity. It is further found and declared that as a result of such past discrimination, many women and women-owned business enterprises do not enjoy full opportunity to participate in and contribute to the state's economy, or to obtain the experience necessary to become more productive contributors to the economy. It is further found and declared that the lack of opportunity to participate in public contracts tends to decrease the pool of available labor, thereby adversely affecting the cost and progress of such public contracts. It is further found and declared that the state has a compelling interest in eradicating the effects of such past discrimination, and that well chosen efforts at eradication result in a gain which substan- tially outweighs any detrimental effects. It is further found and declared that the patterns, causes, effects and victims of such past discrimination have varied and do vary widely among communities, occupations and industries, and that no one approach to remedying the effects of this discrimination will be most effective in all circumstances, but rather that, where feasible, corrective programs should be tailored to the particular situation. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02861-01-3
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