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|Jan 05, 2022||referred to elections|
|Feb 02, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S4135
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4135 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4135 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4135 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the New York state business contract database PURPOSE OF BILL: To establish a statewide "pay to play" database of those entities who have a business relationship with the state, and to limit political contributions from those entities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Adds a new section 14-125 to the election law to establish the New York state business contract database currently maintained by the comptroller may serve as the New York state business contract data- base, provided it fulfills the requirements of this section. Subdivi- sion 2 of this new section restricts political contributions to candi-
S4135 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4135 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the New York state business contract database THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 14-125 to read as follows: § 14-125. NEW YORK STATE BUSINESS CONTRACT DATABASE. 1. A. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (I) THE TERM "BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE STATE" SHALL MEAN ANY CONTRACT FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF GOODS, SERVICES OR CONSTRUCTION THAT IS ENTERED INTO OR IN EFFECT WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR ANY AGENCY OR ENTITY AFFILIATED THERETO NOT AWARDED THROUGH A COMPETITIVE BID PROCESS PURSUANT TO ARTICLES NINE AND ELEVEN OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE STATE SHALL NOT MEAN ANY PERSON OR ENTITY REJECTED FROM PARTICIPATION IN SUCH A CONTRACT OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY NOT PARTICIPATING IN SUCH A CONTRACT WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS OF ANY ELECTION. (II) THE TERM "NEW YORK STATE BUSINESS CONTRACT DATABASE" SHALL MEAN A DATABASE CREATED, OPERATED, MAINTAINED AND UPDATED BY THE STATE COMP- TROLLER ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC WHICH CONTAINS THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO HAVE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE STATE. SUCH DATABASE SHALL BE CREATED, OPERATED, MAINTAINED AND UPDATED BY THE STATE COMPTROLLER IN A MANNER SO AS TO ENSURE ITS REASONABLE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH DATABASE BE UPDATED LESS FREQUENTLY THAN ONCE A MONTH IN ANY GENERAL ELECTION YEAR. SUCH DATABASE SHALL ENABLE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO DETERMINE IF A GIVEN PERSON HAS A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE. (III) THE TERM "PERSON" SHALL INCLUDE ANY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OR CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF SUCH ENTITY OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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