senate Bill S1173

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs municipalities and school districts to consider whether a prospective bidder is a veteran owned business when establishing its list of pre-qualified bidders

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 11, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S1173 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L; amd §353, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4534
2017-2018: S3046

S1173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs municipalities and school districts to consider whether a prospective bidder is a veteran owned business when establishing its list of pre-qualified bidders; directs the director of the division of veterans' affairs to determine applications for designation of a business as a veteran owned business.

S1173 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1173

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation to including the consideration of whether prospective bidders
  are  veteran  owned  businesses when a municipality or school district
  establishes its list of pre-qualified bidders

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  15 of section 103 of the
general municipal law, as added by section 1-a of part MM of chapter  57
of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or rule or regu-
lation  to  the contrary, an officer, board or agency of any county, any
school district or any political subdivision of the state with  a  popu-
lation  of  fifty  thousand or more charged with awarding a contract for
public work may establish guidelines  governing  the  qualifications  of
bidders  seeking  to  bid or enter into such contracts. If such officer,
board or agency maintains an appropriate list of qualified bidders,  the
bidding  shall  be  restricted  to those who have qualified prior to the
receipt of bids according to standards fixed by such officer,  board  or
agency. In determining whether a prospective bidder qualifies for inclu-
sion  on  a  list of pre-qualified bidders, the officer, board or agency
shall consider the experience and record of performance of the  prospec-
tive bidder in the particular type of work, as well as: (i) the prospec-
tive bidder's ability to undertake the particular type and complexity of
work;  (ii)  the financial capability, responsibility and reliability of
the prospective bidder for such type and complexity of work;  (iii)  the
record of the prospective bidder in complying with existing labor stand-
ards  and  maintaining  harmonious  labor  relations;  (iv)  WHETHER THE
PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS A VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFIED BY THE DIRECTOR

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

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