|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 30, 2013||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Feb 01, 2013||committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S414
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- Passed Senate
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S414 - Details
S414 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S414 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring public authorities and public benefits corporations to negotiate with professional firms providing architectural or engineering services in order from the most qualified to the least qualified with regard to the provision of services to the authority or corporation PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill would allow public authorities a greater opportunity to negotiate with the most qualified architectural and engineering professional firms through annual statements of qualifications and performance data created by professional firms. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: § 1-Amends subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of § 2879 of the public Authorities Law. § 2-Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The intent of this bill is to ensure that public authorities and public benefit corporations receive the services of the most qualified contractor through the establishment of a new mechanism for
S414 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 414 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring public authorities and public benefit corporations to negotiate with professional firms providing architectural or engineering services in order from the most qualified to the least qualified with regard to the provision of services to the authority or corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 2879 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 383 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: (iv) as used in this subparagraph, the term "professional firm" shall be defined as any individual or sole proprietorship, partnership, corpo- ration, association, or other legal entity permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture, engineering or surveying. IT IS THE POLICY OF NEW YORK STATE TO NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS FOR ARCHI- TECTURAL AND/OR ENGINEERING SERVICES AND/OR SURVEYING SERVICES ON THE BASIS OF DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCE AND QUALIFICATION FOR THE TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUIRED AND AT FAIR AND REASONABLE FEES. IN THE PROCUREMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING SERVICES, THE CORPORATION SHALL ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONAL FIRMS ENGAGED IN THE LAWFUL PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE DATA. THE CORPORATION FOR EACH PROPOSED PROJECT SHALL EVALUATE CURRENT STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PERFORM- ANCE DATA ON FILE WITH THE CORPORATION. IF DESIRED, THE CORPORATION MAY CONDUCT DISCUSSIONS WITH THREE OR MORE PROFESSIONAL FIRMS REGARDING ANTICIPATED DESIGN CONCEPTS AND PROPOSED METHODS OF APPROACH TO THE ASSIGNMENT. THE CORPORATION SHALL SELECT, IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE, BASED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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