senate Bill S3383

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows Westchester county to require bidders for public works, construction or purchase contracts to hire and retain persons residing in certain targeted communities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Feb 01, 2013 referred to local government

S3383 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A584
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง103-h, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6402, A8475A

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

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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