senate Bill S6003

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prompt payments to local governments of state aid payments associated with disaster relief

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Dec 06, 2013 referred to finance


S6003 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง179-d, 179-e, 179-f, 179-g, 179-h, 179-k, 179-m & 179-p, St Fin L

S6003 - Summary

Enacts procedures to ensure prompt payments to local governments of state aid payments associated with disaster relief.

S6003 - Sponsor Memo

S6003 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 6, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, GRIFFO, VALESKY, FARLEY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to prompt payments to
  local governments of certain state aid associated with disaster relief


  Section 1. Section 179-d of the state finance law, as added by chapter
153 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 179-d. Legislative intent. Firms and organizations that do  business
with the state of New York expect and deserve to be paid in a prompt and
timely  manner.    Unjustified  delays  in  paying vendors, construction
contractors, and providers of service  may  discourage  such  firms  and
organizations  from  doing  business  with the state of New York and may
ultimately increase the costs to  the  state  government  of  purchasing
materials,  equipment, and supplies; undertaking construction and recon-
struction projects; and obtaining a wide  variety  of  professional  and
other  specialized services including those that are provided to persons
in need.  Consequently, this legislation sets standards for the  payment
of bills incurred by state agencies within specified periods of time and
requires  interest payments in situations where contract payments do not
conform to these standards. Consistent with accepted business  practices
and with sound principles of fiscal management, it is the intent of this
legislation  to  encourage state agencies in all three branches of state
government to make payments at least as expeditiously as they  currently
do  and  further  to  reduce  existing payment processing times whenever
feasible, while at the  same  time  permitting  the  state  agencies  to
perform proper and reasonable financial oversight activities designed to
ensure  that  the  state  government  receives  the quality of goods and
services to which it is entitled and to ensure  that  public  funds  are
spent  in  a  prudent and responsible manner.   ADDITIONALLY, THE PROMPT

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


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