senate Bill S977

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires public contracts to include a clause authorizing contractors to recover damages for delay for itself as well as on behalf of subcontractors or materialmen

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.517
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

S977 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง138-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2465
2009-2010: S4671

S977 - Summary

Requires public contracts to include clauses authorizing contractors to recover damages for delay which are caused by acts or omissions by the public owner, as otherwise permitted by law, and requires the contractor, when submitting a claim, to certify that the supporting data is accurate to the best of his or her knowledge and the amount of the claim he or she believes to be the public owner's liability.

S977 - Sponsor Memo

S977 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   977

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to damages for  delay
  clauses in public contracts

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

  Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
138-b to read as follows:
  S  138-B.  DAMAGES  FOR  DELAY IN PUBLIC CONTRACTS.  1.  ALL CONTRACTS
MADE AND AWARDED BY THE STATE,  ANY  STATE  AGENCY,  PUBLIC  DEPARTMENT,
MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, SCHOOL DISTRICT OR A
COMMISSION APPOINTED PURSUANT TO LAW (HEREINAFTER REFERRED  TO  IN  THIS
SECTION  AS  A "PUBLIC OWNER") FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION,
DEMOLITION, ALTERATION, REPAIR OR IMPROVEMENT OF ANY PUBLIC WORKS  SHALL
CONTAIN  A CLAUSE WHICH ALLOWS A CONTRACTOR TO MAKE CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL
COSTS FROM CAUSES LISTED BELOW, ATTRIBUTABLE TO DELAY IN THE PERFORMANCE
OF THIS CONTRACT, OCCASIONED BY ANY ACT OR OMISSION TO ACT BY THE PUBLIC
OWNER OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES.
  (A) THE FAILURE OF THE PUBLIC OWNER TO  TAKE  REASONABLE  MEASURES  TO
COORDINATE AND PROGRESS THE WORK.
  (B)  EXTENDED DELAYS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PUBLIC OWNER IN THE REVIEW OR
ISSUANCE OF ORDERS-ON-CONTRACT OR FIELD ORDERS, IN SHOP DRAWING  REVIEWS
OR  APPROVALS OR AS A RESULT OF THE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF MULTIPLE ORDERS
ON CONTRACT, WHICH CONSTITUTE A QUALITATIVE CHANGE TO THE  PROJECT  WORK
AND WHICH HAVE A VERIFIABLE IMPACT ON PROJECT COSTS.
  (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SITE FOR SUCH AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME
WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTS THE SCHEDULED COMPLETION OF THE CONTRACT.
  (D)  THE ISSUANCE BY THE PUBLIC OWNER OF A STOP WORK ORDER RELATIVE TO
A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF WORK FOR A PERIOD EXCEEDING THIRTY DAYS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04726-01-3

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