assembly Bill A6232C

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.663
substituted for a6232c
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s4323c
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.663
rules report cal.663
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2021 print number 6232c
Jun 07, 2021 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jun 01, 2021 print number 6232b
Jun 01, 2021 amend and recommit to ways and means
May 26, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 12, 2021 print number 6232a
May 12, 2021 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Mar 10, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A6232 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4323
Law Section:
Public Authorities

A6232 - Summary

Establishes a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform to consider and advise on matters concerning the improvement of the current public works contracting process.

A6232 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6232
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to establish a construction industry advisory council  on  public
   contracting reform
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT 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, which in
 many cases have been codified  into  statute  or  regulation,  place  an
 unfair  burden  on contractors.  Furthermore, the legislature finds that
 many prior, piecemeal attempts to address these inequities through indi-
 vidual bills have proven unsuccessful, such as S.6906 (2016) and  S.5933
 (2019),  and  therefore  a  more equitable and comprehensive approach is
 warranted. The legislature also finds that current inefficiencies 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  is the intent of the legislature to establish an inde-
 pendent 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 more fair, predictable
 and equitable for all parties involved.
   § 2. There is hereby created a construction industry advisory  council
 on  public  contracting  reform  (the  "advisory  council"), which shall
 consider and advise on matters concerning the improvement of the current
 public works contracting process in New York state.

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

Co-Sponsors

A6232A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4323
Law Section:
Public Authorities

A6232A - Summary

Establishes a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform to consider and advise on matters concerning the improvement of the current public works contracting process.

A6232A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6232--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to establish a construction industry advisory council on public
   contracting reform

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT 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 inefficiencies 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  is the intent of the legislature to establish an inde-
 pendent 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.
   § 2. There is hereby created a construction industry advisory  council
 on  public  contracting  reform  (the  "advisory  council"), which shall
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08796-03-1

Co-Sponsors

A6232B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4323
Law Section:
Public Authorities

A6232B - Summary

Establishes a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform to consider and advise on matters concerning the improvement of the current public works contracting process.

A6232B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6232--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  DICKENS -- read once and
   referred to the Committee  on  Governmental  Operations  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
   and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to establish a construction industry advisory council on public
   contracting reform
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT 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 inefficiencies 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  is the intent of the legislature to establish an inde-
 pendent 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.
                                                            LBD08796-05-1

Co-Sponsors

A6232C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4323
Law Section:
Public Authorities

A6232C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a construction industry advisory council on public contracting reform to consider and advise on matters concerning the improvement of the current public works contracting process.

A6232C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6232--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  DICKENS -- read once and
   referred to the Committee  on  Governmental  Operations  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
   and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
   committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
   ted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to establish a construction industry advisory council on public
   contracting reform
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT 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 inefficiencies 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  is the intent of the legislature to establish an inde-
 pendent 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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08796-07-1