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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S3383
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S3383 - Details
S3383 - Summary
Allows Westchester county to require bidders for public works, construction or purchase contracts to hire and retain persons residing in certain targeted communities.
S3383 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3383 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing Westchester county to require bidders for public works, construction or purchase contracts to hire and retain persons residing in certain targeted communities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation will allow Mount Vernon and the City of Yonkers to obtain construction jobs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: An amendment to General Municipal Law section 103(h): A County may require the lowest responsible bidder for all contracts for public works, construct and purchase contracts to hire and retain persons residing in certain targeted communities having the highest rates of unemployment within such county. A targeted community is any city, town, or village within a county where the combined average of the unemployment rate and the poverty rate of such community is greater than the combined countywide average of unem- ployment and poverty rate by ten percent. A county may require that at least ten percent of the labor cost of construction contracts awarded by the county to the lowest responsible bidder be spent to hire persons residing in the targeted communities within that county. If the combined average unemployment and poverty rate for a targeted community is greater than twenty percent of the combined countywide
S3383 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3383 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing West- chester county to require bidders for public works, construction or purchase contracts to hire and retain persons residing in certain targeted communities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 103-h to read as follows: S 103-H. CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY; TARGETED COMMUNITIES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A "TARGETED COMMUNITY" SHALL MEAN ANY CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE WITHIN A COUNTY WHERE THE COMBINED AVERAGE OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND THE POVERTY RATE OF SUCH COMMUNITY IS GREATER THAN THE COMBINED COUNTYWIDE AVERAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY RATE BY TEN PERCENT. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW, THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER MAY REQUIRE THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER FOR ALL PUBLIC WORKS, CONSTRUCTION OR PURCHASE CONTRACTS TO HIRE AND RETAIN PERSONS RESIDING IN CERTAIN TARGETED COMMUNITIES HAVING THE HIGHEST RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT WITHIN SUCH COUNTY. 3. THE COUNTY MAY REQUIRE THAT: A. AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE LABOR COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AWARDED BY THE COUNTY BE SPENT TO HIRE PERSONS RESIDING IN THE TARGETED COMMUNITIES WITHIN THAT COUNTY; B. AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE LABOR COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS BE SPENT TO HIRE PERSONS RESIDING IN THE TARGETED COMMUNITIES, IF THE COMBINED AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY RATE FOR A TARGETED COMMUNITY IS GREATER THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF THE COMBINED COUNTYWIDE AVERAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND THE POVERTY RATE; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00920-01-3
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