senate Bill S5114

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the approval of certain public authorities contracts by the state comptroller

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May 12, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 10, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 12, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5114
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 12, 2014

Jun 4, 2013 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5114
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

S5114 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2799
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2879-a, Pub Auth L

S5114 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the approval of certain public authority contracts by the state comptroller.

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BILL NUMBER:S5114

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the approval of certain public authorities contracts by
the state comptroller

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To expand the scope of eligible contracts potentially subject to the
State Comptroller's approval to include all public authority contracts
exceeding one million dollars.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of this bill would amend Subdivision 1 of Section 2879-a
of the Public Authorities Law to provide that all public authority
contracts over one million dollars would, at the State Comptroller's
discretion, be subject to the State Comptroller's approval.

Section two sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Under current law, only public authority contracts over one million
dollars that are non-competitive or funded with State dollars can be
reviewed by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). A recent OSC
audit found the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) slanted a
supposedly competitive process to fill prime retail space in Grand
Central Terminal in the favor of one company. OSC found that the MTA
worked exclusively with the company behind the scenes on a lease for
more than a year before issuing a request for proposals that resulted
in the only response coming from such company. Because the MTA lease
was purportedly a competitive process, it was not eligible for the
Comptroller's review before it was finalized. This bill would make all
contracts over one million dollars eligible for review.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This bill has no significant State fiscal impact.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5114

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Author-
  ities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the  approval
  of certain public authorities contracts by the state comptroller

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2879-a of the  public  authorities
law,  as added by chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Except as set forth in subdivision three of this section, where the
comptroller determines pursuant to his or her authority to supervise the
accounts  of  public  corporations,  that  contracts  or  categories  of
contracts  in  excess  of  one  million dollars [(a)] to be awarded by a
state authority [to a single source, a sole source or  pursuant  to  any
other method of procurement that is not competitive, or (b) which are to
be  paid  in whole or in part from monies appropriated by the state to a
state authority for such contractual expenditure,]  require  supervision
in  the  form  of  prior  review and approval of such contracts, and the
comptroller so notifies such authority of such determination,  then  any
such  contract  entered  into  subsequent  to such notification shall be
submitted to the comptroller for his or her approval and shall not be  a
valid  enforceable  contract unless it shall first have been approved by
the comptroller.  Such  notification  shall  identify  the  process  for
submission, the categories of contracts at issue and the time period for
which such submission is to take place. The comptroller shall promulgate
such  rules  and regulations as may be necessary to carry out his or her
responsibilities under this section, including but not  limited  to  the
standards  for determining which contracts will be subject to his or her
review and for approving such contracts.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03601-01-3

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