senate Bill S5892

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a public hearing prior to procurements valued over one hundred thousand dollars are made overseas by public authorities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Feb 26, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2014 1st report cal.159
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 19, 2013 referred to rules

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Feb 10, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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S5892 - Bill Details

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A8107
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Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 Title 3 ยง9, Pub Auth L

S5892 - Bill Texts

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Requires a public hearing prior to procurements valued over one hundred thousand dollars are made overseas by public authorities.

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BILL NUMBER:S5892

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to requiring public hearings where procurements valued over
one hundred thousand dollars are made overseas

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Requires a public authority created under Section 1, Article 1 of the
public authorities law or existing under this chapter or any other law
of the State of New York to hold at least one public hearing prior to
procuring materials overseas valued at over one hundred thousand
dollars for capital projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Title 3 by adding Section 9 General Provisions

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to rebuild
the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge using nearly 15,000 tons of steel
outsourced to China, taking away the opportunity for American workers
to provide for their families. Many of these workers are currently
working reduced hours, are laid off or even worse - unemployed. The
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is an iconic piece of New York City, linking
the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Millions of New Yorkers
cross this bridge and they deserve the best and safest transportation
network they can have. They deserve their infrastructure investments
to be made here by American steelmakers and steelworkers.
Unfortunately, our laws allow projects built with toll dollars, such
as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, to be exempt from Buy American
provisions because those only apply to projects built with tax
dollars. This bill will create a process whereby public authorities
will have to explain themselves to toll payers when shopping around
for materials for capital projects.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5892

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  public  hearings  where  procurements valued over one hundred thousand
  dollars are made overseas

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

  Section  1.  Article  1  of  the  public authorities law is amended by
adding a new title 3 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 3
                           GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 9. PUBLIC HEARINGS.
  S 9.  PUBLIC HEARINGS. A PUBLIC AUTHORITY CREATED BY OR EXISTING UNDER
THIS CHAPTER OR ANY OTHER LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW  YORK  SHALL  HOLD  AT
LEAST  ONE  PUBLIC  HEARING PRIOR TO PROCURING MATERIALS OVERSEAS VALUED
OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11587-01-3

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