assembly Bill A2499A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the cost effectiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 09, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 2499a
May 26, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.751
May 24, 2016 reported
Mar 08, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Jan 16, 2015 referred to governmental operations

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A2499 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6810
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §163, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7782
2013-2014: A9698, S5643
2017-2018: A2022, S383
2019-2020: A5459, S6048

A2499 - Summary

Relates to the cost effectiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies; defines "consultant services".

A2499 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2499

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  the  cost  effec-
  tiveness  of consultant contracts by state agencies; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is in the public  interest  to  enact  a  cost  benefit
review  process  when  a state agency enters into contracts for personal
services. New York State spends over $3.5 billion annually  on  personal
service  contracts, over $840 million more than the State spent on these
contracts in SFY 2003-04, a 32% increase.  Despite  an  Executive  Order
that  has  implemented  a post contract review process for some personal
service contracts the cost of  those  contracts  continues  to  escalate
every  year well above the inflation rate. In addition the State Finance
Law does not require state agencies to compare the cost  or  quality  of
personal services to be provided by consultants with the cost or quality
of  providing  the same services by the state employees. Numerous audits
by the Office of State Comptroller as well as a KPMG study  commissioned
by  the  department  of transportation have found that consultants hired
under personal service contracts can  cost  between  fifty  percent  and
seventy-five  percent  more  than state employees that do the exact same
work including the cost of state employee benefits. The Contract Disclo-
sure Law (Chapter 10 of the  laws  of  2006)  required  consultants  who
provide  personal  services to file forms for each contract that outline
how many consultants they hired, what titles they employed them  in  and
how  much they paid them. A review of these forms shows that the average
consultant makes about fifty percent more  than  state  employees  doing
comparable  work.  It  is  in  the public interest for state agencies to
compare the cost of doing work by consultants with the cost of doing the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05999-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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A2499A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6810
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §163, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7782
2013-2014: A9698, S5643
2017-2018: A2022, S383
2019-2020: A5459, S6048

A2499A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the cost effectiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies; defines "consultant services".

A2499A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2499--A
                                                        Cal. No. 751

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRONSON, LUPARDO, COLTON, ORTIZ, FAHY, WOERNER --
  read  once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --
  recommitted to the Committee on Governmental Operations in  accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- reported and referred to the Committee
  on  Ways  and  Means  --  reported from committee, advanced to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  on  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the state finance law, in relation to the cost effec-
  tiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is in the public  interest  to  enact  a  cost  benefit
review  process  when  a state agency enters into contracts for personal
services. New York State spends over $3.5 billion annually  on  personal
service  contracts, over $840 million more than the State spent on these
contracts in SFY 2003-04, a 32% increase.  Despite  an  Executive  Order
that  has  implemented  a post contract review process for some personal
service contracts the cost of  those  contracts  continues  to  escalate
every  year well above the inflation rate. In addition the State Finance
Law does not require state agencies to compare the cost  or  quality  of
personal services to be provided by consultants with the cost or quality
of  providing  the same services by the state employees. Numerous audits
by the Office of State Comptroller as well as a KPMG study  commissioned
by  the  department  of transportation have found that consultants hired
under personal service contracts can  cost  between  fifty  percent  and
seventy-five  percent  more  than state employees that do the exact same
work including the cost of state employee benefits. The Contract Disclo-
sure Law (Chapter 10 of the  laws  of  2006)  required  consultants  who
provide  personal  services to file forms for each contract that outline
how many consultants they hired, what titles they employed them  in  and

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

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