senate Bill S414

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires public authorities to negotiate with most qualified architectural and engineering professional firms before negotiating with other firms

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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

S414 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7268
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2879, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1363A, A6814A
2009-2010: S3531B, A7056B

S414 - Summary

Requires 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.

S414 - Sponsor Memo

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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