senate Bill S2965

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs New York state urban development corporation to implement affirmative action programs for women and women-owned businesses to afford equal opportunity

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S2965 - Details

Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1895
2009-2010: S3302

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

S2965 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       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


  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
  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.


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