Allows certain not-for-profits to make purchases through use of county contracts.
Ayes (7): Martins, Ball, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Nays (1): Little
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing not-for-profits to make purchases through county contracts
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow not-for-profit corporations that provide services to a county to make purchases or to contract for services through the county which the not-for-profit has a contract with in the same manner that political subdivisions and districts located within the county can.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends the general municipal law by adding a new Section 109-c to authorize not-for-profit corporations that provide a service to a county, to make purchases or to contract for services, other than services subject to Article eight, or any provision of the labor law, through the county which the not-for-profit has a contract with.
Section 2 of this bill is the effective date.
During these difficult economic times, local governments are struggling to provide essential services while minimizing the impact to taxpayers the rising costs for both commodities and services. One way in which local governments are successfully minimizing costs to taxpayers is through the collaborative procurement of goods and services with other local governments.
As not-for-profits that provide services to counties are also struggling during these economic times, this legislation will allow not-for-profit corporations to also procure goods and services collaboratively with local governments, to minimize the cost of providing services.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009/2010 - S.5601 - Passed Senate
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2012 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 14, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, AVELLA, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing not- for-profits to make purchases through county contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 109-c to read as follows: S 109-C. PURCHASES THROUGH COUNTY CONTRACTS BY CERTAIN NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS. NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE A SERVICE TO A COUNTY ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PURCHASES OR TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES, OTHER THAN SERVICES SUBJECT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OR ANY PROVISIONS OF THE LABOR LAW, THROUGH THE COUNTY WHICH THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT HAS A CONTRACT WITH. THE COUNTY MAY ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS WITH RESPECT TO COMMODITIES AND SERVICES AND IMPOSE SUCH OTHER APPROPRIATE CONDITIONS UPON PURCHAS- ING AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER OF THE COUNTY IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE COUNTY'S OWN PURCHASING INTERESTS; AND SUCH NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION SHALL ACCEPT SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PAYMENT DUE TO A VENDOR. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04596-01-1