Provides authority for financing and construction of facilities for the Albany Convention Center Authority; provides that dormitory authority construction services be restricted to construction of the Albany convention center.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Monserrate, Montgomery, Morahan, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Parker, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
BILL NUMBER: S393
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the construction of facilities by the dormitory authority for the Albany Convention Center Authority
PURPOSE : This legislation would permit the Dormitory Authority to provide project management services for the construction of the Albany Convention Center.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Sections 1676 and 1680 of the Public Authorities Law are amended by adding the Albany Convention Center Authority to the Dormitory Authority's enabling act.
JUSTIFICATION : This legislation, if enacted, would permit the Albany Convention Center Authority to enter into agreements with the Dormitory Authority to further the construction of the Albany Convention Center and to avail itself of the construction expertise of the Dormitory Authority. The Dormitory Authority has a long history of providing these types of services to numerous public entities to help further their mission. The use of the Dormitory Authority's existing infrastructure should enable the Albany County Convention Center Authority to maximize its resources in building the Convention Center. This legislation would not permit the Dormitory Authority to finance the Convention Center or any ancillary facilities of the Albany County Convention Center Authority.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2007/2008 - S.3051/A.5636 Remained in the Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions and Passed Assembly 2005-2006 - S.8304/A.11904 Remained in the Senate Committee on Rules and Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 393 A. 1032 2009-2010 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. McENENY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the construction of facilities by the dormitory authority for the Albany Convention Center Authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 1676 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows: ALBANY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 1680 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows: ALBANY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY S 3. Any contracts entered into by the dormitory authority pursuant to this act shall be deemed state contracts within the meaning of that term as set forth in article 15-A of the executive law, and the Albany Convention Center Authority shall be deemed, for purposes of this act, a contracting agency as that term is used in such article. S 4. For purposes of this act the dormitory authority is hereby authorized to only provide construction related services to the Albany Convention Center Authority for the construction of the Albany Conven- tion Center. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00948-02-9