senate Bill S5398

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires contractors performing work for a state agency with the use of a computer to track such computer usage

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to internet and technology
May 06, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 29, 2019 referred to internet and technology

Votes

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May 6, 2019 - Internet and Technology committee Vote

S5398
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Internet and Technology Committee Vote: May 6, 2019

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S5398 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §136-d, St Fin L

S5398 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires contractors performing work for a state agency with the use of a computer to track such computer usage in order to verify that hours billed are accurate.

S5398 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5398 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5398

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to utilizing software
  to verify hours worked on computers and billed to the  government  for
  certain contracts

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

  Section 1. The legislature recognizes that  an  increasing  amount  of
government  contracts  require the use of computers, a virtual office or
online activity. The legislature further recognizes  the  difficulty  in
verifying  hours  worked  on  computers and billed to the government for
government contracts. Therefore, the legislature intends to establish  a
secure  and  transparent process to verify hours worked on computers and
billed to the government for certain  contracts  to  prevent  abuse  and
overbilling.
  § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 136-d to
read as follows:
  §  136-D.  CONTRACTS  FOR  PROFESSIONAL  OR  TECHNICAL  SERVICES TO BE
PERFORMED WITH THE USE OF A  COMPUTER.  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  "SOFTWARE"  SHALL MEAN SOFTWARE WHICH TRACKS COMPUTER USAGE IN
ORDER TO VERIFY WORK HOURS PERFORMED.
  2. A CONTRACT BETWEEN A STATE AGENCY AND A CONTRACTOR  FOR  MORE  THAN
TWO  HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WHICH INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL OR TECH-
NICAL SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED WITH THE USE OF A COMPUTER AND BILLED  TO
THE  STATE  AT AN HOURLY RATE SHALL REQUIRE SUCH CONTRACTOR TO USE SOFT-
WARE WHICH VERIFIES THE HOURS BILLED FOR THE WORK PERFORMED ON A COMPUT-
ER PURSUANT TO SUCH CONTRACT. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY  HOURS
BILLED  THAT  ARE NOT PERFORMED WITH THE USE OF A COMPUTER. THIS SECTION
ALSO SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES:
  (A) STATE EMPLOYEES;
  (B) STATE AGENCIES CONTRACTING WITH OTHER STATE AGENCIES;

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

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