assembly Bill A8831

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform

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Current Bill Status Via S7764 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.98
delivered to governor
Jan 31, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.349
substituted for a8831
Jan 31, 2022 substituted by s7764
Jan 27, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.349
Jan 25, 2022 reported
Jan 13, 2022 referred to governmental operations

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1, 2, 3, 9 & 11, Chap of 2021 (as proposed in S.4323-C & A.6232-C)
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends membership on the construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform; repeals provisions after two years.

A8831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 13, 2022
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations
 AN  ACT  to  amend  a  chapter  of  the  laws  of  2021  establishing  a
   construction  industry  advisory council on public contracting reform,
   as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 4323-C and A.  6232-C,  in
   relation  to  the  membership  of such committee and providing for the
   repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof
   Section 1. Sections 1, 2, 3, 9 and 11 of a chapter of the laws of 2021
 establishing   a   construction  industry  advisory  council  on  public
 contracting reform, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.   4323-C
 and A. 6232-C, are amended to read as follows:
   Section   1.   Legislative   intent.   [The   legislature  finds  that
 construction contractors often face significant challenges when  bidding
 and  working  on  public  works  projects  in New York state. Often, the
 inclusion of  onerous  or  inequitable  contract  terms  and  conditions
 governing  issues  such  as  contractor  payment, job delays and dispute
 resolution, can place an unfair burden on contractors  in  public  works
 projects.  Furthermore, the legislature finds that many prior, piecemeal
 attempts  to address these inequities through individual approaches have
 proven unsuccessful, and therefore a more  equitable  and  comprehensive
 approach  is  warranted. The legislature also finds that current ineffi-
 ciencies in the public contracting process are responsible  for  driving
 up the cost of construction, making New York a less competitive place to
 engage in such work in relation to other states, which in turn harms the
 New York state economy and costs jobs.
   Therefore, it] IT is the intent of the legislature to establish [an] A
 TEMPORARY  independent  advisory  council  charged with (a) studying the
 current public contracting process; and  (b)  adopting  recommendations,
 best  practices and legislative proposals in order to reform and improve
 the current state public  contracting  process,  by  making  it  fairer,
 predictable and equitable for all parties involved.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.