senate Bill S6616

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the ethical standards for state agency contractors act

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2022 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2022 1st report cal.601
Jan 05, 2022 referred to procurement and contracts
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2021 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1399
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2021 referred to procurement and contracts

Votes

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Mar 2, 2022 - Procurement and Contracts committee Vote

S6616
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Procurement and Contracts Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2022

Jun 1, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6616
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6616 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7020
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §148, St Fin L

S6616 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the ethical standards for state agency contractors act including ethical standards for contractors performing inherently governmental and mission-critical functions or rendering services pursuant to an information-risk contract.

S6616 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6616 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6616
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- (at request of the State Comptroller) --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the Committee on Procurement and Contracts
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the
   ethical standards for state agency contractors act

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
 to  a  great  extent,  state  agencies  and  public  authorities rely on
 contractors to help accomplish a  broad  array  of  complex,  inherently
 governmental  and mission-critical functions.  State agencies and public
 authorities contract for services that involve the contractors' exercise
 of judgment, providing operational and policy advice to  state  officers
 and  employees,  overseeing  other  contractors  and,  at times, working
 alongside state officers and employees on the same projects. This inter-
 mingling of public and private workforce reveals a need to address  what
 processes  are in place to ensure the integrity of government operations
 and maintain public confidence.
   While a majority of contractors deliver services with integrity,  some
 contractors  could,  nonetheless, engage in misconduct during the course
 of the contract term - for example, engaging in acts for personal finan-
 cial gain, accepting inappropriate gifts, or inappropriately negotiating
 for certain jobs.
   Furthermore, in carrying out the day-to-day tasks for  state  agencies
 and  public  authorities,  contractors often require extensive access to
 and use of nonpublic government  information.  Protection  of  nonpublic
 information  is  critical, because unauthorized disclosure can erode the
 integrity of government operations and lead to situations in which  such
 information  is  misused for private gain, potentially harming important
 interests such  as  the  privacy  of  individuals,  commercial  business
 proprietary rights, security, and law enforcement.

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

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