senate Bill S7976

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1593
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 referred to finance

S7976 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง136-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1330, A7819

S7976 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture.

S7976 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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-
  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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