|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2021||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 02, 2021||ordered to third reading cal.1449|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 02, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5356
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5356 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5356 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5356 SPONSOR: BRESLIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the cost effec- tiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies and ensuring the efficient and effective use of state tax dollars PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Sets forth conditions when an agency shall enter into a contract for consultant services. Requires agencies to conduct a cost comparison prior to entering into a contract for consultant services to determine if there is a less expensive alternative. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the state finance law by amending section 163 to add a new subdi- vision 16, setting forth conditions that must be met when an agency shall enter into a contract for consulting services of more than
S5356 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5356 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 2, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the cost effec- tiveness of consultant contracts by state agencies and ensuring the efficient and effective use of state tax dollars THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 163 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows: 16. CONSULTANT SERVICES. A. BEFORE A STATE AGENCY ENTERS INTO A CONTRACT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES WHICH IS ANTICIPATED TO COST MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD THE STATE AGENCY SHALL CONDUCT A COST COMPARISON REVIEW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONSULTANT CAN BE PERFORMED AT EQUAL OR LOWER COST BY UTILIZING STATE EMPLOYEES, UNLESS THE CONTRACT MEETS ONE OF THE EXCEPTIONS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH G OF THIS SUBDIVISION. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CONSULTANT SERVICES" SHALL MEAN ANY CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BY A STATE AGENCY FOR ANALYSIS, EVALUATION, RESEARCH, TRAINING, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATIONS OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS OR THE INFRASTRUCTURE PERTAINING THERETO, INCLUDING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, ENGINEERING INCLUDING INSPECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES, HEALTH SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, OR SIMILAR SERVICES AND SUCH SERVICES THAT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO AND IN LIEU OF SERVICES PROVIDED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY STATE EMPLOY- EES, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE LEGAL SERVICES OR SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH LITIGATION INCLUDING EXPERT WITNESSES AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COSTS OF PERFORMING THE SERVICES BY STATE EMPLOYEES SHALL INCLUDE ANY SALARY, PENSION COSTS, ALL OTHER BENEFIT COSTS, COSTS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES AND ALL OTHER OVERHEAD. THE COSTS OF CONSULT- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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