Assembly Bill A211A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Prohibits confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions from inclusion in certain contracts entered into by the state or a municipality

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

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2023-A211 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S545
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §11-a, UDC Act; add §149, St Fin L; add §99-z, Gen Muni L; add §107, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A211, S545

2023-A211 - Summary

Prohibits confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions from inclusion in contracts pertaining to economic development, entered into by the state or a municipality or any party negotiating on behalf of such governmental entity.

2023-A211 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    211
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, the state finance
   law, the general municipal law and the economic  development  law,  in
   relation  to prohibiting confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions
   from inclusion in certain contracts entered into by  the  state  or  a
   municipality
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,  constituting
 the  urban  development  corporation  act,  is  amended  by adding a new
 section 11-a to read as follows:
   § 11-A. NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS; PROHIBITIONS.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ENTERED
 INTO  BY  THE  STATE OR ANY INSTRUMENTALITY THEREOF, ANY MUNICIPALITY OR
 PUBLIC CORPORATION FOR PROJECTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TAX INCEN-
 TIVES, PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES, TAX ABATEMENTS, BONDS,  NOTES,  LOANS,
 GRANTS  OR REBATES, SHALL CONTAIN ANY PROVISION, CLAUSE OR LANGUAGE THAT
 PROVIDES THAT THE CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT OR ANY OF ITS TERMS  ARE  CONFI-
 DENTIAL  OR THAT THE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ARE PROHIBITED
 FROM DISCLOSING, DISCUSSING, DESCRIBING OR COMMENTING UPON THE TERMS  OF
 THE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT.
   §  2.  The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 149 to
 read as follows:
   § 149. NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS;  PROHIBITIONS.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ENTERED
 INTO  BY  THE STATE OR ANY STATE AGENCY OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR ECONOMIC
 DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TAX  INCENTIVES,  PAYMENTS  IN
 LIEU  OF  TAXES, TAX ABATEMENTS, BONDS, NOTES, LOANS, GRANTS OR REBATES,
 SHALL CONTAIN ANY PROVISION, CLAUSE OR LANGUAGE THAT PROVIDES  THAT  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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2023-A211A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S545
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §11-a, UDC Act; add §149, St Fin L; add §99-z, Gen Muni L; add §107, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A211, S545

2023-A211A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions from inclusion in contracts pertaining to economic development, entered into by the state or a municipality or any party negotiating on behalf of such governmental entity.

2023-A211A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  211--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, the state finance
   law,  the  general  municipal law and the economic development law, in
   relation to prohibiting confidentiality and non-disclosure  provisions
   from  inclusion  in  certain  contracts entered into by the state or a
   municipality
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting
 the urban development corporation  act,  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 11-a to read as follows:
   §  11-A.  NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS; PROHIBITIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ENTERED
 INTO BY THE STATE OR ANY INSTRUMENTALITY THEREOF, ANY PARTY  NEGOTIATING
 ON BEHALF OF SUCH GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, ANY MUNICIPALITY OR PUBLIC CORPO-
 RATION  FOR  PROJECTS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO TAX INCENTIVES,
 PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES, TAX ABATEMENTS, BONDS, NOTES,  LOANS,  GRANTS
 OR  REBATES,  SHALL  CONTAIN  ANY  PROVISION,  CLAUSE  OR  LANGUAGE THAT
 PROVIDES THAT THE CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT OR ANY OF ITS TERMS  ARE  CONFI-
 DENTIAL  OR THAT THE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ARE PROHIBITED
 FROM DISCLOSING, DISCUSSING, DESCRIBING OR COMMENTING UPON THE TERMS  OF
 THE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT.
   §  2.  The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 149 to
 read as follows:
   § 149. NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS;  PROHIBITIONS.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ENTERED
 INTO  BY  THE STATE OR ANY STATE AGENCY OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR ECONOMIC
 DEVELOPMENT, OR ANY PARTY NEGOTIATING ON  BEHALF  OF  SUCH  GOVERNMENTAL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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