assembly Bill A7819A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2018 signed chap.405
Dec 11, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1781
substituted for s1330a
May 31, 2018 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 24, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.952
May 22, 2018 reported
May 08, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
May 01, 2018 print number 7819a
May 01, 2018 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
May 16, 2017 referred to governmental operations

A7819 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1330
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10542, S7976

A7819 - Summary

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture.

A7819 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7819

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 16, 2017
                               ___________

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 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:
  § 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

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

A7819A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1330
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10542, S7976

A7819A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state contracts for landscape architecture.

A7819A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7819--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on  Governmental  Operations  --  recommitted to the Committee on
  Governmental Operations in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --
  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 388 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  § 136-a. Contracts for architectural, engineering,  geological,  LAND-
SCAPE  ARCHITECTURE  and surveying services. 1. As used in this section:
the term "professional firm" shall be defined as any individual or  sole
proprietorship,  partnership,  corporation,  association  or other legal
entity permitted by law to practice  the  professions  of  architecture,
engineering, geology, 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 geological and/or LAND-
SCAPE  ARCHITECTURE  AND/OR  surveying  services  on the basis of demon-
strated competence  and  qualification  for  the  type  of  professional
services required and at fair and reasonable fees.
  3. In the procurement of architectural, engineering, geological, LAND-
SCAPE  ARCHITECTURE  and surveying services, the requiring state depart-
ment shall encourage professional firms engaged in the  lawful  practice
of  the  profession  to submit an annual statement of qualifications and
performance data. The  requiring  state  department  for  each  proposed
project shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and perform-

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

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