assembly Bill A10542A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2016 print number 10542a
Jun 03, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
May 31, 2016 referred to governmental operations

A10542 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7976
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7819, S1330

A10542 - Summary

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture.

A10542 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10542

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  state finance law, in relation to contracts for
  landscape architecture

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

  Section 1. Section 136-a of the state finance law, as amended by chap-
ter 746 of the laws of 1982, and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 383
of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136-a. Contracts for architectural, engineering, LANDSCAPE ARCHITEC-
TURE  and  surveying  services.  1.  As  used  in this section: the term
"professional firm" shall be defined as any individual or sole  proprie-
torship,  partnership,  corporation,  association  or other legal entity
permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture,  engineer-
ing, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE or surveying.
  The term "state department" shall be defined as those state government
departments,  divisions  or  commissions empowered by the state to enter
into contractual agreements on behalf of the state of New York.
  2. It is the policy of New  York  state  to  negotiate  contracts  for
architectural  and/or engineering services AND/OR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
and/or surveying services on the basis of  demonstrated  competence  and
qualification for the type of professional services required and at fair
and reasonable fees.
  3.  In the procurement of architectural, engineering, LANDSCAPE ARCHI-
TECTURE and surveying services, the  requiring  state  department  shall
encourage  professional  firms  engaged  in  the  lawful practice of the
profession to submit an annual statement of qualifications and  perform-
ance  data.    The  requiring state department for each proposed project
shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data
on file with the department. If desired, the requiring state  department
may  conduct discussions with three or more professional firms regarding
anticipated design concepts and proposed  methods  of  approach  to  the
assignment.  The  state department shall select, in order of preference,
based upon criteria established by the requiring  state  department,  no

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

A10542A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7976
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7819, S1330

A10542A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture.

A10542A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                10542--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 31, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  state  contracts
  for landscape architecture

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

  Section 1. Section 136-a of the state finance law, as amended by chap-
ter 746 of the laws of 1982, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 383  of
the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136-a. Contracts for architectural, engineering, LANDSCAPE ARCHITEC-
TURE  and  surveying  services.  1.  As  used  in this section: the term
"professional firm" shall be defined as any individual or sole  proprie-
torship,  partnership,  corporation,  association  or other legal entity
permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture,  engineer-
ing, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE or surveying.
  The term "state department" shall be defined as those state government
departments,  divisions  or  commissions empowered by the state to enter
into contractual agreements on behalf of the state of New York.
  2. It is the policy of New  York  state  to  negotiate  contracts  for
architectural  and/or  engineering services and/or LANDSCAPING ARCHITEC-
TURE AND/OR surveying services on the basis of  demonstrated  competence
and  qualification for the type of professional services required and at
fair and reasonable fees.
  3. In the procurement of architectural, engineering, LANDSCAPE  ARCHI-
TECTURE  and  surveying  services,  the requiring state department shall
encourage professional firms engaged  in  the  lawful  practice  of  the
profession  to submit an annual statement of qualifications and perform-
ance data.  The requiring state department  for  each  proposed  project
shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data
on  file with the department. If desired, the requiring state department
may conduct discussions with three or more professional firms  regarding
anticipated  design  concepts  and  proposed  methods of approach to the
assignment. The state department shall select, in order  of  preference,

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

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