|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 13, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 08, 2018||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S7688
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S7688 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7688 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7688 SPONSOR: MURPHY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the publication of information regarding waivers of compliance with state contract provisions concerning minority and women-owned business enter- prise participation requirements PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to allow the public to see which contracts have been granted waivers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill requires a contracting agency, within 30 days of the issuance of a partial or total waiver of compliance, to report the issuance of the waiver to the director of the Division of Minority and Women's Business Development, and make certain information regarding the contract waiver publicly available on their website.
S7688 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7688 I N S E N A T E February 8, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the publication of information regarding waivers of compliance with state contract provisions concerning minority and women-owned business enterprise participation requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 313 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 6. (A) Where it appears that a contractor cannot, after a good faith effort, comply with the minority and women-owned business enterprise participation requirements set forth in a particular state contract, a contractor may file a written application with the contracting agency requesting a partial or total waiver of such requirements setting forth the reasons for such contractor's inability to meet any or all of the participation requirements together with an explanation of the efforts undertaken by the contractor to obtain the required minority and women- owned business enterprise participation. In implementing the provisions of this section, the contracting agency shall consider the number and types of minority and women-owned business enterprises located in the region in which the state contract is to be performed, the total dollar value of the state contract, the scope of work to be performed and the project size and term. If, based on such considerations, the contracting agency determines there is not a reasonable availability of contractors on the list of certified business to furnish services for the project, it shall issue a waiver of compliance to the contractor. In making such determination, the contracting agency shall first consider the avail- ability of other business enterprises located in the region and shall thereafter consider the financial ability of minority and women-owned businesses located outside the region in which the contract is to be performed to perform the state contract. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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