Bill Text: NY S04896 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the creation of a database to track the issuance of contracts by public authorities and state agencies with minority and women-owned businesses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-28 - REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS [S04896 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04896-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4896
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
          and Commissions
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law and the executive law, in
          relation to database and reporting  requirements  for  contracts  with
          minority and women-owned businesses
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 2807 to read as follows:
     3    § 2807. Database and reporting requirements for contracts with minori-
     4  ty  and  women-owned  businesses.    Every  state authority continued or
     5  created by this chapter or any other chapter of the laws of the state of
     6  New York shall create and maintain a database to track the  issuance  of
     7  contracts  to minority and women-owned enterprises. For purposes of this
     8  section, a minority or women-owned business enterprise shall be  defined
     9  as  in section three hundred fourteen of the executive law.  Every state
    10  authority continued or created by this chapter or any other  chapter  of
    11  the  laws of the state of New York shall compile reports on the issuance
    12  of such contracts and  the  total  number  of  contracts  awarded.  Such
    13  reports  shall  be  filed on a yearly basis with the authorities, budget
    14  office, department of economic development, and office of  minority  and
    15  women-owned  businesses  and  be  displayed on the public authorities or
    16  public benefit corporation's website and the website of the authorities'
    17  budget office, provided, however that all proprietary information  shall
    18  be kept offline.
    19    §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 315-a to
    20  read as follows:
    21    § 315-a. Database and reporting requirements for contracts with minor-
    22  ity and women-owned businesses. All  state  agencies  shall  create  and
    23  maintain  a  database to track the issuance of contracts to minority and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09914-01-9

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     1  women-owned enterprises. For purposes of this  section,  a  minority  or
     2  women-owned  business  enterprise  shall  be defined as in section three
     3  hundred fourteen of this article.  State agencies shall compile  reports
     4  on  the  issuance  of  such  contracts and the total number of contracts
     5  awarded. Such reports shall be filed on a yearly basis with the  depart-
     6  ment  of  economic development, office of minority and women-owned busi-
     7  nesses and be displayed on the state agencies' website, provided  howev-
     8  er, all proprietary information shall be kept offline.
     9    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    10  have become a law; provided, however, that the amendment made to article
    11  15-A of the executive law by section two of this act  shall  not  affect
    12  the expiration of such article and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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