Bill Text: NY S04734 | 2009-2010 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the procurement process of homeland security goods and services for state and local government; exempts homeland security purchases from pre-audit by the state comptroller; requires all homeland security commodities to be from the approved list of expenditures; exempts homeland security contracts from advertising in the procurement opportunities newsletter; provides for the repeal of the provisions of this act two years after its effective date.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-01-06 - REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS [S04734 Detail]

Download: New_York-2009-S04734-Introduced.html
                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                              2009-2010 Regular Sessions
                                   I N  S E N A T E
                                    April 27, 2009
       Introduced  by  Sen. LEIBELL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
         ty and Military Affairs
       AN ACT relating to the procurement process of homeland security  related
         goods  and  services  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions
         upon expiration thereof
    1    Section  1.  Homeland  security  procurement.   1. Notwithstanding the
    2  provisions of any law, regulation or executive order  to  the  contrary,
    3  any  purchase by the state or by a state agency or local government unit
    4  of commodities, services, including technology to conform to article  11
    5  of  the state finance law, that is related to homeland security and paid
    6  for or reimbursed by federal funds awarded by  the  U.S.  department  of
    7  homeland  security  shall  be  exempt  from pre-audit by the state comp-
    8  troller as outlined in section 112 of the state finance law.
    9    2. All homeland security commodities, services,  including  technology
   10  to  conform  to  article  11 of the state finance law, shall be from the
   11  approved list of expenditures as outlined in federal grant guidance  and
   12  be  subject  to the approval of the state administrative agency adminis-
   13  tering the federal homeland security funds.
   14    3. Any state agency or local unit of  government  purchasing  homeland
   15  security commodities, services, including technology to conform to arti-
   16  cle  11 of the state finance law, must submit for the procurement record
   17  a statement of justification that articulates  the  form,  function  and
   18  utility  of  the  contract  selected,  and  an indication as to why such
   19  contract is a best value for the state.  All  such  procurement  records
   20  shall be subject to both state and federal audit.
   21    4.  Homeland  security procurement contracts may be exempt from adver-
   22  tising in the procurement opportunities newsletter providing that  home-
   23  land security procurement contract solicitations be conspicuously adver-
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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    1  tised  on  either  the  requisite  state agency website or the office of
    2  general services website.
    3    S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    4  deemed repealed 2 years after such date.