|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2016||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 08, 2016||ordered to third reading cal.1593|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 01, 2016||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7976
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S7976 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7976 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7976 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to state contracts for landscape architecture PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would add landscape architecture services to the current list of professional services procured through the qualifications based selection process. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends subdivision 1, subdivision 2, subdivision 3, subdivision 4, and subdivision 5 of section 136-a of the state finance law by inserting the word "landscape architecture". JUSTIFICATION : The intent of this bill is to ensure that state agencies receive the services of the most qualified contractor through the establishment of a mechanism for the procurement of landscape architecture services. Current law includes architectural services, engineering services, and land surveying services, but not landscape architecture services.
S7976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7976 I N S E N A T E June 1, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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 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, 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.
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