Bill Text: NY S04305 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the approval of certain public authorities' contracts by the state comptroller.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS [S04305 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04305-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 7, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Author-
          ities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the  approval
          of certain public authorities contracts by the state comptroller
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2879-a of the  public  authorities
     2  law,  as added by chapter 506 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1. Except as set forth in subdivision three of this section, where the
     5  comptroller determines pursuant to his or her authority to supervise the
     6  accounts  of  public  corporations,  that  contracts  or  categories  of
     7  contracts  in  excess  of  one  million dollars [(a)] to be awarded by a
     8  state authority [to a single source, a sole source or  pursuant  to  any
     9  other method of procurement that is not competitive, or (b) which are to
    10  be  paid  in whole or in part from monies appropriated by the state to a
    11  state authority for such contractual expenditure],  require  supervision
    12  in  the  form  of  prior  review and approval of such contracts, and the
    13  comptroller so notifies such authority of such determination,  then  any
    14  such  contract  entered  into  subsequent  to such notification shall be
    15  submitted to the comptroller for his or her approval and shall not be  a
    16  valid  enforceable  contract unless it shall first have been approved by
    17  the comptroller.  Such  notification  shall  identify  the  process  for
    18  submission, the categories of contracts at issue and the time period for
    19  which such submission is to take place. The comptroller shall promulgate
    20  such  rules  and regulations as may be necessary to carry out his or her
    21  responsibilities under this section, including but not  limited  to  the
    22  standards  for determining which contracts will be subject to his or her
    23  review and for approving such contracts.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    25  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.