|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S416
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- Passed Senate
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S416 - Details
S416 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S416 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing political subdivisions to award public contracts to participants of a minority and women owned business enterprise program at a cost premium not to exceed ten percent of the lowest bid as an available remedy to a demonstrated disparity PURPOSE: To ensure MWBE certified businesses can compete for local procurement opportunities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 104-a of the general municipal law to provide that when purchasing goods, services or construction for public use on contracts less than one million a municipality may award the contract as reasonably competitive when (1) a study has found that there is or has been a disparity between the availability and the utilization of MWBEs in the award of contracts by such political subdivision or district therein; and (2) the bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than ten percent.
S416 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 416 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 Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing political subdivisions to award public contracts to participants of a minority and women owned business enterprise program at a cost premium not to exceed ten percent of the lowest bid as an available remedy to a demonstrated disparity THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 104-a of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 468 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: S 104-a. Purchasing [of products] for public use. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one hundred three of this [chapter] ARTICLE, when purchasing products the officer, board or agency of any political subdivision or of any district therein charged with the awarding of public contracts may, wherever recycled products meet contract specifi- cations and the price of such products is reasonably competitive, purchase such products. For the purpose of this [section] SUBDIVISION and until July first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, "recycled product" shall mean any product which has been manufactured from secondary mate- rials, as defined in subdivision one of section two hundred sixty-one of the economic development law, and meets secondary material content requirements adopted by the office of general services [under subdivi- sion one of section one hundred seventy-seven of the state finance law] for products available to the political subdivision or district under state contract or, if no such contract for such product is available, any product which meets the secondary material content requirements adopted by the political subdivision or district thereof with respect to a specific commodity procurement by such entity. On and after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, "recycled product" shall mean, for EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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